Jose Mourinho has given a few injury updates about the Manchester United squad ahead of their Europa League tie against Feyenoord.
Red Devils fans were bemused that defender Phil Jones has been ruled out for a month without having been involved in a single game for them yet this season.
The 24-year-old Englishman will reportedly be out for a month with a knee injury.
Phil Jones absence confirmed as a lateral knee ligament injury by Mourinho. Expected to miss around a month. #MUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 14, 2016
Another Phil Jones blow. Left behind because of a lateral knee ligament injury. Mourinho says he might be out for a month. #MUFC
— Stuart Mathieson (@StuMathiesonMEN) September 14, 2016
Jones has a poor injury record at Manchester United, and hadn’t even clocked a minute for them so far this season.
Red Devils fans went on the attack on Twitter after news of his injury broke, as they were amazed at how a player could be so injury-prone without even playing in a competitive fixture.
Its Wednesday so Phil Jones must be injured again.
— John Ludden (@Johnludds) September 14, 2016
We all said it in the summer. Phil Jones is a waste of time & needed selling. Only player in history who gets injured without playing #MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 14, 2016
Only Phil Jones can get injured even without touching the ball on the pitch. Second Owen Hargreaves.
— Anash Uddin (@anash_udn) September 14, 2016
Phil Jones at Manchester United:
Games Played: 104
Games missed: 86
Days absent through injury: 693
— TheSportsHangout (@Sports_Hangout) September 14, 2016
— Achmad Rivai Syahrir (@red_elora) September 14, 2016
Brian Clough once told injury-plagued Eddie Gray if he was a horse he’d have been shot by now. Phil Jones is #mufc‘s Eddie Gray.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) September 14, 2016
Phil Jones injury spell extended for another month with the option to extend for another 6 years.
— WoMan United. (@WoManUtd82) September 14, 2016
Phil Jones the type of guy that would run into a door before trying the handle
— ManUtdFan (@ManUtdYeezy) September 14, 2016
— Paul Bates #mufc (@Paul_Bates__) September 14, 2016
Jose Mourinho confirms Phil Jones will be out for a month with a knee ligament injury… And water is wet! pic.twitter.com/bQeyXpaXP2
— FREEBETS.com (@freebets) September 14, 2016
How does Phil Jones consistently get injured when he doesn’t even play football? This is one of life’s mysteries.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) September 14, 2016
— Shite Sports News (@ShiteSportsNews) September 14, 2016
Fellow Premier League club Stoke City were believed to be interested in Jones this summer, and it would surely have been profitable for Man United to sell given the circumstances.
Phil Jones could’ve been Stoke City’s problem right now.
— Jigs (@Jignashm) September 14, 2016