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Chelsea Preview: Five Keys To Victory

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 [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 4-2 Manchester City as Red Devils win first derby since Dec 2012

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. It [...]

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Jones: Our foreign players understand how important derby day is

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 [...]

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Jones: We want to win this game of passion

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 [...]

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Jones: Rooney is our leader and we all follow him

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. Wayne’s a [...]

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Jones: We’re looking forward to derby day

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. [...]

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Jones: We enjoy proving people wrong

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. People can assume and predict, and [...]

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Jones: Boss is happy with our spirit

Phil Jones has spoken of his disappointment at not managing more than one point away to West Ham. While both Manchester City and Liverpool have lost their this season, United knew that if they won, they would close the gap on 2nd place to just three points. Now, they are right back in the thick [...]

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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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