Ferguson facing defensive headache for Madrid after Evans and Jones are forced off
18:03 GMT, 10 February 2013
18:14 GMT, 10 February 2013
Manchester United's preparations for their Champions League showdown with Real Madrid have been hit by two fresh injury blows.
United face Jose Mourinho's side at the Bernabeu on Wednesday but could be without Phil Jones and Jonny Evans who were forced off with injury in United's 2-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford this afternoon.
Ferguson could now be left with a defensive headache for his side's trip to Spain.
Blow: Phil Jones was injured tackling Everton's Kevin Mirallas
The news is unlikely to ease Ferguson's anger that United's game against Everton was played today, just three days before the crunch European clash.
'There's no fairness at all,' he said. 'It's ridiculous to think that we play on Sunday and Real Madrid play on Saturday with that extra day's rest. We're not giving our teams a chance to be successful in Europe. Leagues in other countries make sacrifices for their teams.
'It's nothing to do with the FA, it's the Premier League. They agreed a contract with TV and they're in control. It's pointless complaining about these things all the time.'
Scramble: Jonny Evans was also forced off as United won at Old Trafford