Manchester United fans have reacted to reports suggesting Phil Jones has sustained another injury this season.
Jones, who missed the start of the season due to injury, received another setback earlier this week, picking up a knee injury that requires a brace.
Man United fans, upon hearing news of another injury, were vehemently against keeping such an injury-prone defender at the club.
@TheSun Now. Ship him to Arsenal.
— Jason (@jh_9390) September 27, 2016
@MystlineMUFC89 @TheSun yes,time to go
— Sagheer Osman🔰🔰 (@sagheerosman) September 27, 2016
yeah he's done his body wasn't made to play football
— Marty (@carroll1190) September 27, 2016
@TheSun Sell this joke
— bisong mpame ashu (@MpameBisong) September 27, 2016
Since coming to Old Trafford in 2011, Jones has spent a collective total of 564 days (or approximately a year and a half) on the injury table. You could, in that time, travel to Mars and back (genuinely).
With that in mind, one really does have to question whether Jones picked the right career path. He has, aside from a few spells during the early stages of his United career, never been able to piece together a solid run of games.
The Englishman has only made one appearance in 2016 – all the way back in January – and it seems as if a place in the starting XI under Jose Mourinho is light years away, especially as the likes of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling continue to establish themselves, whilst Jones can do nothing but sit on the treatment table, and reflect on a career without constant injury setbacks would’ve been like.