Phil Jones suffers muscle injury in Manchester United’s shock defeat to Huddersfield Town

by Harry Robinson

Manchester United centre-back Phil Jones suffered an injury in the Reds’ Premier League fixture against Huddersfield Town.

Jones left the field, heading straight down the tunnel, having pulled up at around the 23rd-minute mark. He left the pitch with United being held goalless by Huddersfield, but saw his teammates fall to a two-goal deficit by half-time.

The 25-year-old appeared to suffer an injury to his quad on Saturday afternoon and Man United will be desperate for the injury not to be serious. The Reds have big games coming up against Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, as well as fixtures in the UEFA Champions League and the EFL Cup.

Jones recently pulled out of the latest England squad with injury but returned immediately after the international break United 0–0 draw against level at Anfield. That was despite, someone suggested, not being fully fit for the fixture.

He then missed United’s 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory against Portuguese champions Benfica in midweek, the consequence of playing at Anfield.

Jones started again against Huddersfield for United, which has perhaps proved to be a poor decision given his recent injury struggles and his long-term injury history.

The Englishman had been having a fantastic start to the season, injury free and extremely impressive at the heart of defence for United, the first choice for Mourinho alongside Eric Bailly.

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