Mourinho unconvinced by Jones after forced recall

Date published: Wednesday 2nd November 2016 5:45

Phil Jones: United U-turn

Phil Jones: United U-turn

Jose Mourinho was less than complimentary about Phil Jones after the defender was included in Man United’s squad to face Fenerbahce.

Antonio Valencia is the latest defender to be added to United’s ever-growing injury list, forcing Mourinho to bring Jones from a very lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“I almost don’t remember when Phil Jones had a good run of matches for United,” Mourinho said dismissively.

“He’s having a difficult relationship with the injuries.

“But he worked hard to recover – he’s training with the team for more than a week now.

“We are in a difficult situation because we lost three defenders in a week.”

Mourinho was initially tight-lipped in his pre-match press conference, but did discuss Bastian Schweinsteiger’s future, as well as his own, at some length.

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