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United must take on Madrid without Phil Jones

Phil Jones in Madrid v Ronaldo 2013It’s official, Phil Jones has lost his race for fitness ahead of tomorrow’s eagerly anticpated United v Madrid match.

Jones did not take part in the club’s open training session this morning and, after his all-important, all-action performance at The Bernabeu three weeks ago it’s hard not to feel Jones was in line to play another pivotal role in tomorrow’s crucial 2nd leg which United unusually take to the field as underdogs in the betting with bwin.

The former Blackburn Rovers defender suffered an ankle injury two weeks ago in United’s fifth round FA Cup victory over Reading at Old Trafford and has not featured since.

Sir Alex is quoted on the official manutd.com website saying “Jones won’t be fit” and noted “His performance over there was absolutely excellent. It is a miss but we can deem it as something we can’t manage. We have got options. We hope we get that right.”

How much of a blow is this? Was Jones earmarked for a similar role at Old Trafford as he was out in Spain or is this a blow Sir Alex is allowing to get blown out of proportion while he happily has the team he wanted available?

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. JOHN CALLEJA

    4 March 2013 at 16:38

    WHICHEVER TEAM FERGIE FIELDS UTD WILL WIN AND GO TO NEXT ROUND INDEED TO THE FINAL WHICH WE WILL WIN

  2. The_Philosopher

    5 March 2013 at 14:08

    I don’t think its unusual for us to start as the under dogs. Real are more likely to win.

    Winning in this tie is a more straight forward proposition for them than it is for us.

    I remember Phil Jones in his first game for United and he made this unbelievable recover to track back and sweep the ball away from someone’s feet.

    The kid has bags of pace and he can jump. Thats what made him the perfect CR7 kriptonite.

    Did Ferguson really have to play Jones in that FA Cup tie as well straight after the champions league game?

    I don’t know if these are just mind games by Fergie making the loss of Phil Jones seem like he had his liver removed.

    But Ferguson is a master tactician. He will have a solid plan B.

    I think Jones really was plan A though.

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