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Jones In Team Of The Week (25/9/17)

Jones In Team Of The Week (25/9/17)

Manchester United are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a 'Football Analyst' these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Phil Jones in the one nil victory over Southampton at the weekend at St Mary's Stadium was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we'll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we'll also not argue with it, selected Jones as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

'This was a very solid performance by the entire United back four but on this occasion it was marshalled and led by Phil Jones at the heart of their defence. The England international is having a decent run of games at the moment. I have already gone on record and said if United are going to win the league title they are going to need a fully fit Jones for much of it. Southampton were unlucky not to get something out of this game and without some resolute defending by the visitors it might have been a different proposition entirely. However, this was Jose Mourinho at his best. He sensed that his bunch of exceptionally talented individuals were not having it all their own way and if they were going to get anything out of this fixture then they were going to have to dig in. It was the performance by Jones that stood out for me. He's now staying on his feet far more than when he first arrived at Old Trafford and doesn't go crashing into opponents needlessly anymore, which probably accounts for his clean bill of health. As for the sending off of Mourinho from the touchline for what appeared to be over exuberance towards the end of the game, I can't work out who was vying for more than his fair share of the spotlight: the fourth official who alerted the referee to the issue, referee Craig Pawson for sending United's manager off or Mourinho for shaking all the hands of the Southampton bench prior to his departure. What a bunch.'

It's always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Jones for their recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the win.

Full Team:

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Adrian Mariappa (Watford), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Phillipe Coutinho (Liverpool), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Oumar Niasse (Everton), Alvaro Morata (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham).

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday September 25 2017
Time: 1:21PM

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