Manchester United fans and Jose Mourinho were into a shock yesterday after seeing their defender, Phil Jones, who just came back from an injury, getting injured again in a friendly match with his national team, England.
Gareth Southgate, England’s manager, has gave an injury update on Manchester United’s defender, Phil Jones, after getting subbed off on the 24th minute after collapsing on the pitch several times due to the injury.
Gareth Southgate said:” Phil Jones seems ok, we’ve checked Jones out. It’s something he’s been carrying but he doesn’t seem to be any worse so that’s fine.” Soughtate continued:” We will decide later whether he stays with us or returns to Manchester”
Southgate suggests that Phil Jones is fine, but will undergo further examinations to decide whether he can play with England in the friendly match against Brazil next Tuesday or not. However, Phil Jones participation against Newcastle is a major doubt until further examinations confirm his injury, even though Southgate claims that it’s a minor injury.
On the other hand, Southgate was heavily criticized on social media by Manchester United fans for playing an injury prone player who just came back from an injury recently, in a friendly match and he is playing every possible match with Manchester United since the beginning of the season.