Date: 8th February 2013 at 9:54am
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Sir Alex Ferguson PRESSER

Sir Alex has revealed this morning that contrary to newspaper reports, Ashley has returned from the knee injury suffered against in time to face Real Madrid.

The Daily Mail had claimed the injury would keep him out of action for both Champions League ties, but the is back in time for Sunday’s game against and has a chance of facing Real during the week too.

There was also good news regarding Phil Jones as his case of the shingles isn’t as bad as diagnosed by u21 manager Stuart Pearce:

All the players are back fit from the internationals although we are still waiting on to return. Ashley is back and Phil Jones’ illness is not as bad as was suggested by Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce.

Sir Alex turned his attention to Sunday’s opponents stating they cost us the title last season and he expects a tough game from the team that has only lost 3 times this season, less than United:

“It’s a tough game on Sunday.

“Last year, you have to think that being 4-2 up with not long left, we should have won. We lost the title against Everton. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again this time.

are very experienced and they’ve only lost three games this season [the same number as United]. They’re obviously hard to beat.”