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Phil Jones: Returning early to Manchester United was not a big deal

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United star Phil Jones has responded to the way the media and public reacted to him returning from his holiday early, insisting it’s not a big deal.

The Englishman was enjoying his time off following the conclusion of the World Cup and wasn’t expected to return to the first team for a while.

However, Jones, alongside other first-team players, returned early to help United with their absences with Jose Mourinho insisting the club is in a crisis.

Some of the club’s stars are suffering with injuries such as Nemanja Matic and Sergio Romero whilst others are simply not fit after not being involved in the pre-season tour.

Phil wasn’t involved in the Red Devils’ first fixture of the season but was not needed after it ended in a 2-1 victory.

According to the club’s website, Phil said: “Somebody asked me about it the other day and I don’t think it was as big a deal as the media and the public were making out.

“I wanted to come back. I had a couple of weeks off and I felt ready to go again. It wasn’t a big deal for me and the other lads that did it as well.”

Manchester United are actually pretty well-stocked in the centre-back position this season with the likes of Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Jones, Eric Bailly and Victory Lindelof.

Mourinho seems to have switched to a 4-3-3 formation, leaving just two spots in the starting XI so there are extras.

Bailly and Lindelof are expected to be the first choice in the position but it’s only for as long as they remain fit and perform.

Rojo meanwhile has been touted with a late loan move to Turkey which could free up some space so it becomes healthy competition rather than an unhappy camp.

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