After Manchester United defeated Reading last night, Wayne Rooney congratulated his teammates on their success of reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Rooney missed the game through illness, but will have his eyes on a possible last eight date with Chelsea, as long as the Blues make it past Middleborough in their fifth round tie.

On his official Facebook page, Wayne Rooney said: “Well done to the lads last night, bring on the quarter-finals!”

Rooney may be a doubt for United’s Premier League clash with bottom side Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, and Sir Alex Ferguson has another concern after Phil Jones had to be taken off in last night’s game with an ankle injury.

When discussing Jones, Ferguson told MUTV: “ We will have to assess it in the morning.

“Its an ankle injury so I would imagine he would not be ready for Saturday. We will see what he is like after that.” 

Jones will be hoping that this most recent injury set back is nothing serious, as he has played pivotal roles in United games of late. Ferguson has used Jones to cut down on potential threats that opposing players may have to his team.

Jones has had impressive performances against the likes of Gareth Bale, Marouane Fellaini and Cristiano Ronaldo in the past couple of months, and it’s likely the young England international will feature against Real Madrid when the sides meet again at Old Trafford on March 5th.

For now, Jones will be hoping to recover as soon as possible and not spend any more time in the treatment room.


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