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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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Fergie: Animal Jones is going to be fantastic

Phil Jones received plenty of hype in his first season at United, with Sir Bobby Charlton likening him to Duncan Edwards and the press claiming he was the future England captain. Whilst last season he seemed to escape injury-free from crunching tackles, this season he has found himself injured repeatedly, following on from his predecessor [...]

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Fergie Concerned Jones Won’t Face Real Madrid

Fergie Concerned Jones Won’t Face Real Madrid

Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed what we all feared, that Phil Jones, who turned 21 today, is unlikely to face Real Madrid in the second leg game. “Phil Jones is the one we’re concerned about in terms of the Real Madrid game,” he said. “We’re working hard on it and I’d say he has [...]

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Jones Leaves Old Trafford On Crutches

Jones Leaves Old Trafford On Crutches

What is it about our #4 shirt? First we had the original Mr Glass, Owen Hargreaves, and now we have Phil Jones, who seems to get injured every other game. He was subbed off during our 2-1 victory over Reading in the FA Cup tonight and then left Old Trafford on crutches. Jones played a [...]

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