Manchester United fans have expressed their disappointment following Phil Jones‘ performance during their side’s 1-1 draw with FC Rostov in the Europa League.
Man United fans were quick to vent their frustration towards Jones following what was a truly erratic display.
Phil Jones been responsible for our last 2 goals conceded now
— Vik (@IconicNumber7) March 9, 2017
Phil Jones abysmal there. Scandalous of a back three to be undone by a long ball.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) March 9, 2017
Not sure if Phil Jones has a long term future at Utd? Poor v Bournemouth and showing frailties again tonight. Woefully short of confidence.
— Alan Tonge ???????? (@Alan_Tonge) March 9, 2017
— United Fan (@ManUnited_CTTG) March 9, 2017
Phil Jones has gone back to being Phil Jones again ????
— Sadikshya (@Sadikshya_) March 9, 2017
People finally seeing Phil Jones as I see him and not the Paulo Maldini some thought he was for 6 weeks
— Liam Whelan (@liam11) March 9, 2017
The real Phil Jones is back. Cost us 2 goals in 2 games now.
— Eze K1ng (@misterk1ng) March 9, 2017
The body language that stems from having a poor performance differs with each player: for some, pure anger – limbs flying everywhere in a kind of hopeless fury; others just sulk; and Jones, in his own unique way, displays a clear sense of panic. And such was his overall demeanour in Rostov.
A mixture of playing in a defensive three, Rostov’s bullish, somewhat backward style and a terrible surface would have all contributed to a display that was laced with uncertainty and confusion. Never once did Jones manifest the commanding edge that has seen him excel under Mourinho this season. This was a throwback to the Jones we all know and would prefer not to see – flustered, unreliable, and quite clearly lacking any composure on the ball.