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United defender attracts interest from Premier League clubs

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Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has emerged as a target for West Bromwich Albion, as Louis Van Gaal looks to streamline his squad ahead of deadline day.

According to ESPN, United are prepared to sellEvans, who has fallen behind Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Phil Jones and even Paddy McNair in the pecking order, in this transfer window and West Brom are the latest of a number of clubs understood to be keen to sign the Norther Ireland international.

LvG: Rojo still not ready to play despite double training sessions

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Louis van Gaal has confirmed that there are no changes to his squad with injuries, ahead of our game against Aston Villa on Friday night.

Marcos Rojo, who missed out on the pre-season tour after failing the renew his passport, is still not match fit, meaning Daley Blind will play in the centre of defence again.

Manchester United manager decides four players who will start against Tottenham

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is likely to start against Tottenham Hotspur in the centre-back position against Tottenham Hotspur.

Louis van Gaal already confirmed Luke Shaw, summer signing Matteo Darmian will be two full-backs, while Daley Blind will be the left centre-back when the Red Devils take on the north London club.

Phil Jones, Jack Wilshere, Falcao… The Players With A Point To Prove Premier League XI 2015/16

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Phil Jones is positive about Manchester United’s title hopes

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Phil Jones is optimistic about Manchester United's chances of winning the Barclays Premier League this coming season.

United have been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market this summer, signing four new players and offloading some dead wood.

Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Morgan Schneiderlin have all arrived at Old Trafford in the close season and more signings could follow.

Phil Jones is positive about Manchester United’s title hopes

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Phil Jones is optimistic about Manchester United's chances of winning the Barclays Premier League this coming season.

United have been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market this summer, signing four new players and offloading some dead wood.

Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Morgan Schneiderlin have all arrived at Old Trafford in the close season and more signings could follow.

Photo: Phil Jones signs new Man Utd contract

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We're pleased to announce @PhilJones4 has signed a new contract, keeping him at #mufc until at least June 2019. pic.twitter.com/BiHukcVXRR...

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Defender signs four-year-deal at Manchester United

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Defender signs four-year-deal at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England defender Phil Jones has signed a four year contract at Manchester United, keeping him at the club till 2019, the club has confirmed.

We're pleased to announce @PhilJones4 has signed a new contract, keeping him at #mufc until at least June 2019.

Defender to sign 4-yr-deal at Manchester United this week

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Defender to sign 4-yr-deal at Manchester United this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England defender Phil Jones is close to signing a new contract with Manchester United. According to reports from The Times, Jones is expected to sign a four-year-deal this week. United are keen to secure the defender's future after tying down Chris Smalling to the club, until June 2019.

Paul Scholes says Manchester United star is ‘not clever enough’

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Paul Scholes says Manchester United star is 'not clever enough' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed England International Phil Jones in an interview today.

The ex-Manchester United midfielder has claimed that the former Blackburn defender is not clever enough to shine as a centre back.

Paul Scholes slams former Man Utd teammate

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Paul Scholes has slammed former Manchester United teammate Phil Jones after saying he lacks intelligence. The former Blackburn man prefers to play...

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FA charge Abel Hernandez for sucker punching Manchester United Phil Jones

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Hull striker Abel Hernandez has been charged with violent conduct after allegedly punching Manchester United defender Phil Jones during Sunday's 0-0 draw between the sides.

The incident, which happened in the 70th minute of the game, was not spotted by the match officials and will now be referred to a three-man panel of former elite referees.

FA charge Abel Hernandez for sucker punching Manchester United Phil Jones

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Hull striker Abel Hernandez has been charged with violent conduct after allegedly punching Manchester United defender Phil Jones during Sunday's 0-0 draw between the sides.

The incident, which happened in the 70th minute of the game, was not spotted by the match officials and will now be referred to a three-man panel of former elite referees.

Photo: Man Utd’s Phil Jones pokes fun at his header vs Arsenal

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I'm ready for the banter!!! #faceplant A photo posted by Phil Jones (@philjones_4) on May 17, 2015 at 12:54pm PDT Manchester United defender Phil...

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Sealed WIth A Miss: Best Reactions To Phil Jones’ Tackle On Giroud For Manchester United Against Arsenal

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Manchester United's Phil Jones just wanted it more than Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Some say it wanted to eat it, others that he wanted to balance it on his nose and be rewarded with a large raw herring.

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That Jones face tackle has garnered a few choice reactions on twitter:

You're all laughing at Phil Jones, but that's what raw desire looks like.

David De Gea leaving Man Utd would be big blow, admits Phil Jones

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David De Gea leaving Manchester United this summer would be a massive blow, admits teammate Phil Jones. De Gea's current contract expires at...

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Stats Don’t Lie…Phil Jones Is The Best Young Defender In Europe

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The stats don't lie, and they say that Phil Jones is the best defender under the age of 23 in Europe, beating the likes of Raphael Varane and Marquinhos!

The CIES Football Observatory is a specialist research foundation based in Switzerland whose sole purpose is statistical research in football.

Man Utd star says he has recovered from injury to face Crystal Palace

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Manchester United look set to be able to call upon the services of centre-back Phil Jones after the defender announced he was over his injury he...

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Guess What Man United Star Is Called The Best Young Central Defender In Europe ?

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According to a new study compiled by CIES Football Observatory, Europe's best central defender aged 23 and under is not Real Madrid's Raphael Varane or Jose Gimenez of Atletico. Instead it is Manchester United defender Phil Jones!

BEST U23 CENTRAL DEFENDERS

1 Phil Jones (Man Utd)
2 Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid)
3 Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)
=4 Marquinhos (PSG)
=4 Stefan de Vrij (Lazio)
6 Tin Jedvaj (Leverkusen)
7 Niklas Sule (Hoffenheim)
8 Michael Keane (Burnley)
9 Jores Okore (Aston Villa)
10 Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia)

Jones credited United boss Louis van Gaal for his improved play this season, saying in an interview last month that:

‘Every player is well aware of the philosophy of the manager and the way he wants his teams to play.

Chelsea Preview: Five Keys To Victory

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So... It happened again. Van Gaal's carpet has been lifted as high as possible, with a sub-standard beginning to his tenure and ridiculous David Moyes comparisons swept underneath and into the darkest crevises and beyond reach following a rousing 4-2 derby win last weekend. With United holding down third place with an eight point advantage over Liverpool in fifth, Champions League qualification would seem all but wrapped up.

Daily musings: Arsenal star off the pace, Man Utd duo have tough night and a Cristiano Ronaldo reliance

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Daily musings: Arsenal star off the pace, Man Utd duo have tough night and a Cristiano Ronaldo reliance - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has been an interesting round of international fixtures for the major European nations, with last night's action throwing up a number of intriguing talking points.

Jones: We enjoy proving people wrong

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Having been written off and criticised all season, United look to have hit top form at the right time, having just beaten Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Phil Jones says he enjoys proving people wrong after they've had a dig at you.

We have proved people wrong up to now.

Man Utd enjoying proving all the doubters wrong, says Phil Jones

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Manchester United are enjoying proving all the doubters wrong this season, says Phil Jones. The Red Devils backed up their best performance of the...

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Louis van Gaal gives latest Manchester United injury update

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that Luke Shaw missed today's clash against Sunderland because he was injured, while Phil Jones was suffering from illness.

The 20-times English champions managed a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford, courtesy to a brace from Wayne Rooney in the second half of the match.

Van Gaal confirms Robin van Persie and Phil Jones are fit to face Swansea

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Louis van Gaal has confirmed his star striker Robin van Persie and centre-back Phil Jones are fit to face Swansea City.

The 20-times English champions make a trip to Wales as they take on the Swans in the Premier League clash scheduled between the two sides at the Liberty Stadium.

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Rooney with incredible penalty ranking story

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Wayne Rooney has revealed that he started off the season as Manchester United's penalty taker, replacing Robin van Persie who took on the duty from Rooney the season before.

"In pre-season, he asked me to take penalties, so I said 'yeh'. Obviously, I want to take the penalties," he said. "So he said he's got a structure of if you take one and miss one, then you're at the back of the queue.

Jones: Rooney is our leader and we all follow him

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Wayne Rooney's teammates have been singing his praises over recent weeks, particularly following the inspirational speech he gave to them ahead of the fantastic display against Spurs a few weeks ago.

Phil Jones has joined in with claim Rooney is a fantastic captain, pointing to his talk ahead of the victory over Villa.

Daley Blind

Five key thoughts following United 4-2 Manchester City as Young and Fellaini shine

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Manchester United defeated local rivals Manchester City 4-2 at Old Trafford to solidify third position in the Premier League table. A Sergio Aguero brace sandwiched goals from man of the match Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling, who erased bad memories of the reverse fixture in which he was sent off.

STATS: Average age of United’s team compared to City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs

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The average age of United's 10 most regular starters is 26.8. At the older end of the scale is Robin van Persie (31) with 24 starts, Antonio Valencia (29) with 22 starts and Radamel Falcao (29) with 12 starts.

Daley Blind (25), Marcos Rojo (25), Chris Smalling (25), Phil Jones (23) and Adnan Januzaj (20), amongst others, are not included in the average as they are outside the top 10 for number of starts.

STATS: United’s win over Liverpool

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Player stats
Most passes
Antonio Valencia 69 (92%)
Juan Mata 67 (92%)
Mamadou Sakho 53 (90%)
Ander Herrera 52 (87%)
Joe Allen 48 (84%)

Attacking third passes
Marouane Fellaini 17 (65%)
Antonio Valencia 17 (90%)
Juan Mata 16 (80%)
Ander Herrera 13 (81%)
Philippe Coutinho 11 (65%)

Ball recoveries
Antonio Valencia 10
Philippe Coutinho 9
Michael Carrick 7
Phil Jones 7
Joe Allen 6

Tackles
Ander Herrera 7/9
Daley Blind 6/7
Emre Can 4/6
Marouane Fellaini 4/5
Phil Jones 4/4

Aerial duels
Marouane Fellaini 11/16
Martin Skrtel 4/8
Emre Can 4/7
Wayne Rooney 4/6
Jordan Henderson 3/6

Top passing combinations
Valencia to Mata 35
Mata to Valencia 23
Blind to Fellaini 20
Herrera to Valencia 17
Valencia to Herrera 16
Mata to Herrera 16

Team stats
Liverpool passes: 302/402 (75%)
United passes: 460/562 (82%)
Liverpool possession: 41.

United deliver Spurs a ‘knockout punch’.

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Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 Louis van Gaal was unhappy with Rooney getting knocked out in a friendly boxing bout but was pleased that his team delivered an uppercut to Spurs. Following...

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Jones: Our foreign players understand how important derby day is

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For today's game against Manchester City, you would imagine that players like Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Daley Blind are going in the starting line-up. While they're not Mancunians, and haven't grown up caring less about Manchester City, Phil Jones insists the foreign players at the club fully understand how important a win for us is today.

Jones: We want to win this game of passion

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Phil Jones has spoken about today's derby against Manchester City. He claims they are trying to prepare as they would for any other game, but realises that's difficult to do when there's so much at stake.

I don't think it [City's recent form] matters one bit when you look at the quality of their players and what they can do.

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Jones out for at least three weeks

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Manchester United have confirmed today that Phil Jones' absence from the squad for the club's 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur due to him having mild thrombosis. The blood clotting means he will be absent for at least the next weeks, meaning he will certainly miss United's two Champions League qualifying games.

Jones: I don’t care what Scholes says

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Phil Jones played at right-back for England at the weekend against Ireland, having previously playing in the centre of defence and midfield for his country.

Paul Scholes said that Jones wasn't clever enough to play in the centre, but Jones has claimed he's not bothered what other people say about him.

VIDEO: Hull player charged for punching Phil Jones

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In the final game of the season, Abel Hernandez was spotted punching Phil Jones in the stomach. The referee didn't notice the punch though and Hernandez went unpunished.

He has now been charged retrospectively and is set to face a three game ban in the Championship next season.




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Jones: We’re looking forward to derby day

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Phil Jones put in a good shift this afternoon in United's 3-1 win over Aston Villa. The defender is pleased with the result, particularly following an international break where players have travelled all over the world.

It was a big win especially when you have players coming back from international duty on Thursday and Friday.

Jones: Rojo plays in the right way

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Phil Jones has sung the praises of his team mate, Marcos Rojo, after the Argentinean has settled in well after moving to the Premier League from Portugal.

Since Marcos has come he's played the right way and in the way we've wanted to play. It's difficult to come over to a different country and a different league and go straight into the team and hit your form, but he's done well.