Louis van Gaal waiting on Phil Jones injury

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal is waiting to find out the extent of Phil Jones‘ latest injury but isn’t overly optimistic as to how long the English defender could be sidelined for.

Jones looked to have rolled his ankle while under pressure in his own six-yard box early on against Burnley and although he did try to play on, it wasn’t long before he was forced into a substitution.

He was understandably disappointed having only recently returned from a shin splits injury and Van Gaal is concerned it could be a knee problem.

“I think, for Jones, we have to wait and see,” Van Gaal told MUTV.

“I think it shall be difficult as he was very disappointed when I spoke with him. Maybe it’s a knee problem so it’s not good.”

As regular as night follows day, Jones and injuries are never too far away from each other. It’s been a recurring cycle ever since he joined from Blackburn Rovers and this latest setback is yet another time where he could face a spell on the sidelines thanks to injury.

It’s a real shame for Jones because his injuries always seem to come at a time where he is beginning to find some form which was the case this time alongside Marcos Rojo.

A prognosis of Jones’ injury is expected to be confirmed by Man United later in the week and we’ll bring you an update as soon as the news breaks.

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