Manchester United fans react to Phil Jones’ performance vs Real Salt Lake

Manchester United fans react to Phil Jones’ performance vs Real Salt Lake

Manchester United supporters were quick to express their discontent with Phil Jones‘ performance during their side’s 2-1 pre-season win over Real Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old begun the game alongside Victor Lindelof and immediately struggled with what was a furiously paced opening from the hosts.

Salt Lake’s opener came after Luis Silva burst in behind Jones, who lacked strength and composure, before poking past Joel Pereira.

And supporters were far from pleased with the Englishman, calling for his departure over the summer.

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Reports have suggested that Jose Mourinho will keep Jones – impressive alongside Marcos Rojo after coming into the side back in November – under his wing at Old Trafford next season, paving the way for Chris Smalling to leave following an underwhelming campaign.

This is powerful a gesture of faith from Mourinho. Jones was indeed impressive for a portion of last season but failed to convince after returning from injury in early May. Doubt over his reliability continues to loom, and pre-season serves as the best time to put any concerns on the Portuguese’s part to rest.

But his display in Utah – indecisive, weak and lacking direction – would have only given him further headaches.

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