An ankle injury will force Ashley Young to miss the end of the season
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Ashley Young will miss the rest of the season.
The United and England winger injured his ankle during the derby defeat by Manchester City a fortnight ago.
And tests have revealed the damage is more extensive than first thought.
Ferguson told MUTV: "We have bad news on Ashley. He is out for the season unfortunately.
"It is a bad blow.
"We thought two or three weeks but we took him down to a specialist in London on Wednesday and the prognosis is not very good at all.
"We are going to lose him for the season."
It remains to be seen whether Young will recover in time to be fit for England's post-season friendlies against Republic of Ireland, on 29 May, and Brazil, on 2 June.