Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Angry at Six Jabs for Jones

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Angry at Six Jabs for Jones

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A FURIOUS Jose Mourinho claims Phil Jones received six injections from England medical staff so he could play against Germany last week.

The United defender was forced off after 25 minutes in England's goalless friendly with Germany last week and is unavailable for the Premier League visit of Newcastle today.

Jones, 25, has started all 11 of United's matches so far this season and has had to manage an ankle problem by sitting out midweek games.

Mourinho was visibly angry when Jones' name was mentioned during his pre-match press conference and launched into a tirade against England coach Gareth Southgate and his medical team.

"Look, I expect that every player who was injured last week is not playing," Mourinho said. "If a player was injured Wednesday and the player is ready to play tomorrow there is something that is going wrong, so Phil Jones was injured Wednesday and obviously he is injured for tomorrow. …

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