Injury to Phil Jones on international duty leaves Mourinho fuming

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Man United manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at England manager for fielding Phil Jones in the friendly against Germany. The 25-year-old suffered an injury in the course of the game which effectively rules him out of the game against Newcastle.

Jones who was struggling with a thigh problem before the international break was included in the injury-hit England squad.

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Mourinho admitted his naivety for allowing the player to join up with the England squad but pointed out that Jones should not have been made to play any part.

“I don’t think it is possible for a player with a problem to play in a friendly,” the United manager told the Mirror.

“He was having a problem for three weeks, he’s having problems that are stopping him to play for his club and then he plays for his club in extreme conditions because it’s a big match against Chelsea. And then he goes to the national team and he comes home with an ongoing injury that everyone knows is an ongoing injury.

“You have always some clubs where their players, they have always have something. It could be a fingernail, he has a little flu, he has a problem with the little toe, and they withdraw, and they stay with their clubs and they have their holidays and they have their rest.

“Then, there are always the clubs where the managers are naive, too pure and they say you have to go and they go and sometimes they pay the price.

“I want to see this next weekend if the players that were not going to the national team, I want to see if they are going to play. Drinkwater? Delph? The only one that is not playing is Phil Jones.”

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