Football

Man United Fans Have Theory Behind Why Phil Jones and Chris Smalling Have Been So Useless

Man United Fans Have Theory Behind Why Phil Jones and Chris Smalling Have Been So Useless

Manchester United are holding their annual Player of the Year ceremony at Old Trafford tonight and all the club’s biggest stars are in attendance.

However, while the event is to reward players who have contributed to the club’s success, the United fans believe the ceremony may have answered questions surrounding the form of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Smalling and Jones have played bit-part roles for Jose Mourinho’s side this term, with the ex-Chelsea boss appearing to favour the combination of Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo.

Bailly and Rojo have played a key part in United’s defensive solidity this season, as the club went on a staggering run of 25 matches unbeaten.

However, the club’s fans think it could be more than the form of Bailly and Rojo which is keeping Jones and Smalling out of the team.

Instead, they believe it could be because both players are paying more attention to their other halves:

Mourinho may have to call on one of either Jones or Smalling for the Europa League final against Ajax after Eric Bailly was shown a red card in the semi-final with Celta Vigo.

More in Football

How Successful Has the Return of the Bundesliga Been?

Jonny BoyleJune 17, 2020

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020