Manchester United kept up their superb Premier League form on Saturday afternoon, with the Red Devils overcoming a resilient Southampton side 1-0. Jose Mourinho must have been pleased with the result, as it keeps us moving in the right direction.
My Man of the Match today simply has to be Phil Jones. The England international is playing like a man reborn this season and he absolutely deserves all the credit that is coming his way.
Time and time again the 25-year-old put his body on the line to ensure a positive result for his side – and in the end, United got what they wanted, in part thanks to the former Blackburn Rovers man.
Injuries have often reared their ugly head where Jones is concerned, but he’s been fantastic at the start of this season and touch wood, he seems to be over those problems.
Mourinho deserves massive credit for keeping the faith in Jones too, because, without a trusting manager, there is absolutely no way he’d be putting in the performances he is right now.
Twitter absolutely loved his display against Southampton, check out the best tweets about Phil Jones here:
Phil Jones is playing phenomenal football this season. He was fantastic again today. Put his body on the line for the cause. #mufc
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) September 23, 2017
We are now in the Phil Jones Masterclass era. Embrace it. pic.twitter.com/pz0CmCYJ5j
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) September 23, 2017
Seen plenty of brilliant attacking displays, but today was all about a brilliant defensive performance – from Phil Jones. Outstanding.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) September 23, 2017
Phil Jones was immense today. Funny how him and John Stones, often mocked & abused, are the two best English CBs right now
— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) September 23, 2017
Phil Jones easily United's best player this afternoon also. Defended almost everything perfectly
— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) September 23, 2017
Phil Jones has just basically won us three points there. End of. No comebacks. Colossus
— John Ashton (@thedoveman1982) September 23, 2017
Phil Jones phenomenal….. Is it finally his time??
— Enda Higgins (@endahiggins88) September 23, 2017