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Five key thoughts from Cambridge United 0-0 Manchester United

Manchester United suffered the humiliation of being held to a goalless draw by League Two side Cambridge United on Friday night. The hosts, who sit in mid-table in the fourth tier of English football, earned a deserved replay after United failed to create enough chances throughout. Luckily for the Red Devils, the replay should not [...]

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STATS: United, corners and Phil Jones

STATS: United, corners and Phil Jones

Last season, United averaged 5.7 corners per game and this season it is 5.4. 15% of the corners we took last season lead to chances, and this year it is 13%. Just 1.4% of our corners last season resulted in goals and this year, so far, it is 2.5%. In real terms, that means this [...]

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Jones: RvP the hardest to play against in training

Phil Jones has answered fans questions for United Review. Who’s the best defender you’ve played with? I’ve been lucky to have played with a lot of really good defenders already, so obviously the likes of Rio Ferdinand or Nemanja Vidic have to be up there. But even when I go back to my Blackburn days, [...]

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Top Journos Explain Why Hodgson Is So Keen On Smalling

Top Journos Explain Why Hodgson Is So Keen On Smalling

Speaking with RoM for the World Cup preview, Martin Lipton and Dom Fifield have discussed the inclusion of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in the England squad. Martin Lipton, chief football writer for The Mirror They are favourites of Roy Hodgson; and what might be hard for many United fans to get their heads around [...]

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Have the right United players been chosen for the squad?

Roy Hodgson announced his England squad for the World Cup yesterday and Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were all selected. Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick are on the standby list. It’s no surprise that Rooney is on the plane to Rio. Despite having rarely performed well for England, and having not [...]

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VIDEO: Jones goal vs Shakthar

Goal Jones – Manchester United 1-0 Donetsk – 10… by video4all

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Jones: Moyes prepared us really well to beat Arsenal

Ahead of Sunday’s victory over Arsenal, there were question marks over whether David Moyes was capable of outsmarting Arsene Wenger tactically. A deserved 1-0 win showed Moyes got it just right, with us scoring when we were on top and preventing Arsenal from having any dangerous shots on target. David de Gea had just a [...]

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Jones: We enjoy being hated

Ahead of United’s game against Arsenal, journalists and rival fans were claiming that if United lost they could no longer be considered title contenders. United were deserved winners anyway, making the point irrelevant, but Phil Jones has claimed that the players enjoy being hated because it means they are doing something right. “People want us [...]

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VIDEO: Chicharito, Jones and Fabio goals vs Norwich

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City All Goals by all-goals

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Jones: I’ll play any position for United

Phil Jones has confirmed that, despite being used in a number of positions during his United career so far, he is happy to play wherever the manager decides for now. “As long as I am in the team it doesn’t matter whether I am in goal,” Jones said. “Of course, towards the middle and end [...]

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STATS: Season review – The defence

STATS: Season review – The defence

Summary of defensive impact – Evra (82%), Smalling (80%) and Evans (76%) won the largest proportion of their tackles. – Ferdinand (74%), Evans (72%) and Vidic (61%) won the largest proportion of ground duels. – Vidic (67%), Smalling (64%) and Jones/Evra (62%) won the largest proportion of aerial duals. – Rafael (10 minutes), Evra (11 [...]

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RoM Season Review: The defence

RoM Season Review: The defence

David De Gea So Fergie has been proved right once again. The Spanish kid who had some dodgy moments (although that mistake at Tottenham was grossly exaggerated) has evolved in to the Premier League’s best goalkeeper. Only problem now is keeping hold of him when Real Madrid and Barcelona inevitably come calling. Rafael United’s most [...]

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PICTURE: We sign Phil Jones, you sign Kun Aguero

PICTURE: We sign Phil Jones, you sign Kun Aguero
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Jones: Missing Madrid Was A Lesson Learnt

Jones: Missing Madrid Was A Lesson Learnt

Phil Jones played a blinder at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid and kept Cristiano Ronaldo relatively quiet. Having done a similar job against Gareth Bale too, United fans were looking forward to see what he could do in the return leg. Unfortunately, Jones went flying in to a challenge against Reading in the Cup and [...]

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Carrick: United Produce English Talent

Carrick: United Produce English Talent

Manchester United have produced more English talent for the national team than any other club but when looking at the younger players in the England squad you could argue they don’t match the ability of the so-called “golden generation”. When asked whether he thought there were enough good English players coming through, Michael Carrick sung [...]

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