Phil Jones exiting the match against Tottenham.

Jones forced off against Tottenham with an injury

Monday 27 August 2018 22:59

Jose Mourinho is awaiting a diagnosis on the injury that forced Phil Jones to exit Manchester United’s Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Monday night.

The England international made his first appearance of the season against Spurs and made an encouraging start, as part of a back three that also included Chris Smalling and the versatile Ander Herrera.

However, the evening ended in frustration for the former Blackburn Rovers defender when he picked up a suspected hamstring injury in the second half, leading to Victor Lindelof taking his place on 58 minutes.

Jones walked straight down the tunnel after being replaced and, speaking after the final whistle, the manager gave this update to Sky Sports:

“I don't know what Phil Jones has, maybe a hamstring injury but I have not spoken yet to know what it is. But we still have Smalling, Lindelof and Eric Bailly.”

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Jose's post-match press conference

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United’s next game in the Premier League is against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon. It remains to be seen whether Jones will be fit but there could be an update from Mourinho during his regular pre-match press conference later this week.