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Phil Jones 2018-19 Performances

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4.2 Average rating
6 Appearances
1 Clean sheet
  1. Nov 28, 2018

    redpatron New Member

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    don't worry he will sign a contract extension and people will fall for it the next 7 years.

    and i don't believe in the hype, this was the young boys. You could of put carrick and mckenna back there and the result was going to be the same. This was a pub team, he was hardly going to get tested.
  2. Nov 28, 2018

    Mickson Full Member

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    Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are United's best centre backs. Jones was very good yesterday, and miles better than Lindelof is most of the time. Too bad he can't stay injury free but let's hope this time...
  3. Nov 28, 2018

    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Yeah the hope is the killer. I was pleased last night to see a less erratic Jones than I remember last night. He stayed on his feet to make that good challenge and late on corralled their striker into a blind alley rather than leaping in and giving up a pen.

    I appreciate even talking in those terms ('at least he didn't completely feck it up') about a senior centre back tells it's own story, but for now with the injuries/uncertainties we've got I'll happily take last night's Jones as a stopgap.
  4. Nov 28, 2018

    red4ever 79 Full Member

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    Lol Star Wars thought the same with a new hope.
  5. Nov 28, 2018

    Johan07 Full Member

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    Yep, he was good yesterday, especially after not playing for that long. Impressive.
    I hope he will have some luck with his career from now on as well. Tbf, his injury record has been excessive, but he does not seem to have any type of chronic injury problems. Does not seem to have a recurring back or knee problem for example. Which at 26 would have been a real issue.
    So with some luck and a decent run in the team we might have a really good player back.
  6. Nov 28, 2018

    Foxbatt Full Member

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    One time he got inured because Smalling kicked him during an England training session. LOL
    Yes he is always brave and never gives up. I think his problem is his occasional diving in. He is physically much stronger than Lindelof and also has pace too. He is not scared to put himself about and do not worry about injuring himself. Maybe that is why he gets injured so often.
  7. Nov 28, 2018

    haram Full Member

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    This is genuinely hilarious :lol:
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    Foxbatt Full Member

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    Man Utd fans go into meltdown on Twitter after Chris Smalling gives Phil Jones broken toe
  9. Nov 28, 2018

    -Supreme- New Member

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    Exactly! No doubt he will put in a few average performances and some bad ones then gets injured again.

    We need to let him go this summer and move on.
  10. Nov 28, 2018

    westmeath Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Look, I know everyone is entitled to an opinion but I am truly puzzled how anyone can see a “really good player” in this guy. How many disastrous games will it take before everyone realizes that Phil is just no use?
  11. Nov 28, 2018

    Johan07 Full Member

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    Sir Alex did.
  12. Nov 28, 2018

    SteveW Full Member

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    Because he's clearly a very talented defender. All of the top 4 wanted him. SAF thought he was another Duncan Edwards and Capello had him playing midfield for England. Even over the last few seasons he's had nice runs of form when not being plagued by injuries. If he'd stayed fit over the past few years it's not unthinkable to suggest he'd be an excellent player. Sadly it hasn't turned out that way.
  13. Nov 28, 2018

    SteveW Full Member

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    Played well last night. Still think he's better than Bailly, Rojo and Lindelof. He'll never be fit often enough though so can't see him being around United much longer.
  14. Nov 28, 2018

    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Unfortunately injuries will define his career. Shame, there was a good player there
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Sean Dyche could resurrect him
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    westmeath Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Even the great one was wrong from time to time.
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    westmeath Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Regardless of what he might have been, he is now a liability against any decent attack.
  18. Nov 28, 2018

    Raw Full Member

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    It was the exact same with Anderson.
  19. Nov 28, 2018

    Foxbatt Full Member

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    Anderson was very good during his early years. He never was a player who had a good game very occasionally. Suddenly he went downhill.
  20. Nov 28, 2018

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    Sir Alex was a manager and not a physician so he couldnt see that Jones' body is not fit for the top level of football.

    Its only going to get worse as he gets older as well.
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    Raw Full Member

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    Yeah I was mainly comparing the whole "when he's fit he'll be great for us" thing. Anderson was pretty damn good but his later years at United were extremely frustrating. He'd have a pretty good start to the season, get injured, struggle to get back in the team and the process repeats itself.
  22. Nov 28, 2018

    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Indeed. Still, he was decent yesterday so credit where its due. But i'm chuckling at some of the posts in here.
  23. Nov 28, 2018

    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    That diving chest pass to DeGea. That is something only Phil Jones could do :lol:
  24. Nov 28, 2018

    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Solid performance. Awful player
  25. Nov 28, 2018

    .Rossi ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

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    Held off the mighty Young Boys

    That sounds wrong actually...
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    He's far more proven than Anderson ever was.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    You'd think we signed him yesterday the way people go on about him.
    He should not be at this club.
  28. Nov 28, 2018

    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    Can't blame some of you praising him, wouldn't be surprised people generally forget that he is still here.

    I tend to ignore that the likes of him and Rojo are on the payroll, it's actually difficult to argue that they bring anything throughout the season to our club.

    Also, I am surprised that Jones is returning during the busier period of the season, he is generally back during our most easiest set of fixtures which make him look far better than he is(see last few years).
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    Dec 1, 2018

    Stadjer Full Member

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    Phil Jones the only fit CB... you dont expect that to happen... Had a okay game with Matic and McT near him but i still hope a better and more reliable players will be signed.
  30. Dec 1, 2018

    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    Didn't really notice him much in the game which is a good thing for a CB. Can't have been easy with those around him.
  31. Dec 1, 2018

    Bobski Full Member

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    He was fine, though there was a moment late on when his hand went to his left thigh, expecting another injury.
  32. Dec 1, 2018

    Irwin99 Full Member

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    2nd decent game in a row. A good game against Arsenal without injury or a mistake and that could be a career best.
  33. Dec 1, 2018

    kundalini Full Member

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    Another good performance from Jones. Defended well through-out.
  34. Dec 1, 2018

    Rossa Full Member

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    Yep. He looked to be limping when running. Could just have been a knock. Looked to have recovered.
  35. Dec 2, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    I thought he did well considering he was partnered with not one but 2 CM's in a back 3 system we rarely use.
  36. Dec 2, 2018

    Yorkeontop Full Member

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    He looked good to me yesterday but he's comeback has been against weak opposition so far.
  37. Dec 2, 2018

    11101 Full Member

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    He played fairly well yesterday but we all know its just a matter of time until he gets injured or has an absolute howler.
  38. Dec 3, 2018

    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Surprise surprise.



  39. Dec 3, 2018

    red4ever 79 Full Member

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    Out of contract in the summer. Knowing us he will get a 2 year extension
  40. Dec 3, 2018

    Irwin99 Full Member

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    Aaaand there we have it.

    If the reports are true then there’s a part of me that feels guninely sorry for the guy but the club just needs to move on at this point. He simply can’t stay fit.