Phil Jones has returned to Carrington after being forced to pull out of the England squad due to injury.
Jones was not in the best of conditions going into the game against World Cup winners Germany, with injury scares and doubts over his fitness looming.
However, his form has been brilliant every time he has stepped onto the pitch this season, and he provided one of the most crucial interceptions of the match against the Germans, clearing Leroy Sane’s effort that would have definitely gone in had it not been for the centre-back.
The Englishman has now returned to Manchester, and will receive treatment after aggravating a thigh problem during the 0-0 draw.
Dominic Solanke, Lewis Cook, and Angus Gunn have all been called up to the senior squad in his place, after impressing with the Under-20’s earlier this week. Their chance comes as a result of Jones becoming the eighth player to pull out of the senior England squad for these friendlies.
News of the injury will be a major concern for Jose Mourinho, who will be praying his star defender isn’t out for too long. Jones has formed an impenetrable partnership with Eric Bailly at the back, and has been a shining light so far this season.
With the Red Devils already having a long list of injuries at the moment, Mourinho will not want to hear of more casualties, as he prepares his side for the crunch Christmas period, which will see them play 9 games in December alone.
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