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Phil Jones 2017-18 Performances

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6.6 Average rating
11 Appearances
8 Clean sheets
1 Yellow card
  1. Nov 11, 2017

    Dante Turns into Billy Blaggs when drunk

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    Exactly. Easily one of our most intelligent players. Trusted by Fergies in numerous important positions as a teenager. His last few 'injuries' have seen him go off as a precautionary measure... this one included.

    Jone is very careful with his body and doesn't put it in a situation where it might get injured.
  2. Nov 11, 2017

    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    People need to stop this abuse of Jones, he has been one of our best players this season and has played basically every league game. Also please change his profile photo, it's not 2012.
  3. Nov 11, 2017

    Dobbs Full Member

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    ???

    He's just started a friendly with a strapped thigh and exited after 5 mins. How can that possibly be described as being careful with his body.
  4. Nov 11, 2017

    AndyJ1985 Full Member

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    :lol: He played last night with a bandaged leg, then continued to play on after he started to limp.
  5. Nov 11, 2017

    Garethw Full Member

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    Samuel L Jackson should play Phil Jones in a movie. He’s used to playing Mr Glass.
  6. Nov 11, 2017

    Siorac Full Member

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    They obviously do, you just don't give a feck about them.
  7. Nov 11, 2017

    SATA Full Member

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    A brainless manager who started an injured player in a meaningless friendly. I don't blame Jones at all, he has always given 100% whenever he's in a United shirt
  8. Nov 11, 2017

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    *vomits*

    Jones will be first choice regardless of sitting out a few friendlies.
  9. Nov 11, 2017

    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Nah, they pull out before the game......... then recover on Nov 18th.
  10. Nov 11, 2017

    17 Van der Gouw biffa bin

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    To be fair, there's nothing wrong with wanting to play for your country at a World Cup. Regardless of patriotism, it's still the biggest tournament of them all.
  11. Nov 11, 2017

    Fully Fledged Full Member

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    I blame Southgate for that there is no way he should be starting him in a friendly with an injury. I can't blame Jones for wanting to play for his country, if I was a top flight sportsman I would.
    It brings back the argument of how much international managers care about the long term health of players.
  12. Nov 11, 2017

    Devil may care Full Member

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    With his leg already strapped up he should never have been playing to begin with.
  13. Nov 11, 2017

    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Isn't he well-known for doing the exact opposite? I've seen him jump into numerous tackles with no regard for his personal safety. It's an admirable quality in some ways, but I wouldn't say he's looked after himself particularly well.
  14. Nov 11, 2017

    LJJT New Member

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    i think it's pretty common for players to play not being 100% fit, with strapping on etc.
  15. Nov 11, 2017

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Yeah but not for meaningless friendlies, the club should have pulled him or Southgate should have used some common sense.
  16. Nov 11, 2017

    haram Full Member

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    When you have a history of injuries like Jones has, you don't risk it in a friendly.
  17. Nov 12, 2017 at 10:33

    2 Man Midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    This isn't on Jones imo, but Southgate is a moron.

    He's just forced himself back into the England picture with some excellent performances for his club, and he wants to solidify that position with the world cup just over 6 months away. The management should have assured him that missing this pointless friendly with a strapped up thigh wouldn't impact his place.
  18. Nov 12, 2017 at 10:45

    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    He's not intelligent. He's stupid. Like really stupid. The quicker we find a replacement for him, the better.
  19. Nov 12, 2017 at 11:46

    Ban Full Member

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    Yeah but in that case Jones should have told him he's not fit to play or he won't risk it.
  20. Nov 12, 2017 at 11:48

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Phil Jones speaks out on being branded 'injury prone'
    Jones has been sent home from the England camp with an injury but the United defender has hit back at claims he’s injury prone.

    Speaking to The Sun he said:

    “It’s a fine line. People think you’re injured. I’m not injured, I’m just carrying a little niggle.

    “But people think, ‘Oh he’s injured, he’s got an ankle problem’.

    “It doesn’t mean you’re injured, you’re managing it for the next game. Injuries get misinterpreted.

    “I could give you a list of 40 Premier League players who’ve had far more injuries than me and nobody talks about them.

    “Maybe that’s because I play for United and that’s the way it is. But I’ve never seen myself as that.”

    Jones then gave an interesting revelation about his wife:

    “My wife is always saying I’m clumsy but that’s little stuff around the house. I two-foot her in the kitchen!”
  21. Nov 12, 2017 at 11:56

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    I bet you do Jonsey...
  22. Nov 12, 2017 at 12:18

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    He's The man of glass.

    Good luck to him at his new club next summer. Too unreliable
  23. Nov 12, 2017 at 12:35

    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    :lol: He isn't going anywhere.
  24. Nov 12, 2017 at 13:29

    2 Man Midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    And risk coming off as flaky to the England boss? I totally get why he'd want to show the boss he'd do everything for the team. It's up to Southgate to take him out of contention and assure him it won't affect his place.
  25. Nov 12, 2017 at 13:42

    Antonedwin New Member

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    Really ? 40 pl player ?
    Isn't he the worst out of those 40 ?
  26. Nov 12, 2017 at 16:34

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    If that would be flaky for Southgate then he's an idiot tbh.
  27. Nov 12, 2017 at 17:56

    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Warrior alert
  28. Nov 12, 2017 at 18:30

    Morpheus 7 Full Member

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    I think Jones is a great player when fit and gets a run of games. He's been fit the majority of this season and the injuries aren't as frequent in the last year. He's a really good squad player and shows leadership in the backline, can't say that for many others. In my opinion we should alternate between Jones and Bailly/ Jones Rojo. That's what worked well at the start of this season and well last year with Rojo. It's getting the balance. Lindelof has much to prove and Smalling lacks confidence on the ball.
  29. Nov 13, 2017 at 16:51

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  30. Nov 13, 2017 at 17:17

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    After Mourinho's finished with him, we might see only a torso crawling out of Old Trafford one day.
  31. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:07

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  32. Nov 14, 2017 at 21:19

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    :boring: people need to stop telling people what to do and being touchy about a photo
  33. Nov 14, 2017 at 21:55

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    He's going to cost us games, not because of his performances but because of his sheer unreliability to stay fit during games. Defence will have to adjust, reshuffle etc.
  34. Nov 14, 2017 at 22:22

    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    Just giving an opinion, don't see why one of our most consistent performers should be mocked so freely. Go to bed if you're tired.
  35. Nov 14, 2017 at 22:34

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Because it's both comedy and highly frustrating that he cannot stay fit. The world doesn't have to be so watered down that you can't take the rip or be pissed off at one of our players.
  36. Nov 14, 2017 at 22:35

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    This is what gets to me most. It's felt like that it's been constantly doing that for a long time now.
  37. Nov 14, 2017 at 22:36

    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    No problem with our players getting the piss ripped out of them. Jones gets it constantly though, undeservedly imo.
  38. Nov 14, 2017 at 22:52

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    Hopefully the crock is ready for the weekend :nervous: Although i wouldnt mind seeing VLN now that he's full of confidence, just not sure Newcastle is the best opponent for him.
  39. Nov 15, 2017 at 22:58

    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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  40. Nov 16, 2017 at 08:11

    Broad Street Bullies New Member

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    I blame Phil Jones for this. He should've pulled out himself. His position within the National team means he'll go to Russia anyway but now United as always are left with the bill....At some point your obligation towards your club comes first imo.