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Solskjaer set to rely on Man United’s forgotten man as Red Devils aim for silverware on all fronts

There’s still three months left of the 2020/21 campaign but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is taking no chances as his Man United team approach the most important part of their season.

Utilising his entire squad as the Red Devils chase silverware in the FA Cup, Premier League and Europa League, the Norwegian needs all hands on deck.

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With that in mind, United’s forgotten man, Phil Jones, will be drafted back in for some games, per the Daily Mirror, in order to allow others to rest for what’s expected to be a gruelling few weeks.

At just 28 years of age, Jones is, theoretically, in his footballing prime, however, he’s not played in over a year and underwent a knee operation towards the back end of 2020.

Solskjaer clearly values the experience that Jones will bring to the squad and starting XI, being as he is the only remaining outfield player from the 2012/13 Premier League title-winning side.

With a Europa League tie against Real Sociedad on the horizon this coming Thursday, it’s entirely possible Jones will be thrown straight in if he can prove his fitness.

Even if he’s overlooked on that occasion, there’ll be plenty more chances to impress either his paymasters at United or potential purchasers in the summer.

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6 Comments

  1. AfraidOfJonesStartingAgainPleaseDontDoItOGS says:

    No! No! Please No! Jones is, theoretically, in his footballing prime… his prime is when he is not playin, then it’s always better for United!

  2. Shadrack Bii says:

    Johns is not able

  3. Mark Rutter says:

    Playing phil Jones is as bad as Ole starting an FA cup tie against West Ham with 2 holding players that is 6 defenders six from 10 that leaves you with only 4 in attack Sir Matt would turn in his grave at this act of atrocity against attacking football and if fred is worth 50 million I am the pope

  4. Mark Rutter says:

    35 million for Van Beak 80 million for Harry maguire why do united waist their money on 2nd rate players they need a director of Football to assess quality and Daniel James why such a lack of quality and our defence is one of the worst in the premier league when Pogba went off injured against Everton why no direct replacement Fred does not know what to do in the attacking half . Please Mr Glazer do not renew Oles contract get us a coach who is tactically aware and the next manager must be employed by another club not someone who has is sat unemployed just look at the past 7 years Ole was employed because he is cheap and you cannot buy quality for peanuts

  5. Mark Rutter says:

    We are out of The Champions League through Ole because he would not substitute Fred who was committing foul after foul till he received a second and we lost a game we could have drawn now we are in a 2nd rate competition . Van beak cost us 36 million and offers us nothing . Every time we play a team ole thinks are easily beat he puts a 2nd rate team in instead of putting the best 11 out and getting a result we got beat by Sheffield United and we will struggle to beat West Brom . Look at the football played against Watford and West ham in the FA cup 2nd rate garbage if there were fans in Old Trafford we would be calling for Oles head

  6. Mark Rutter says:

    If United fail to beat West Brom that is the reason to get rid of Ole

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