Jose Mourinho is furious with England over Phil Jones having six injections
Phil Jones is set to miss today’s clash between Manchester United and Newcastle. The defender aggravated a thigh injury in England’s friendly against Germany last Friday night, and having to be subbed.
It’s now been reported that Jones received six injections, as part of a single procedure, in order to allow hi to play in the Germany game. And Jose Mourinho is not happy about it.
“I’ve been a manager since 2000 and in 17 years I’ve never had one single player who had injections of an anaesthetic to play a friendly,” Mourinho said. “Never. Never.”
Jose is clearly not happy about one of his players missing league games due to injuries picked up in a meaningless international friendly.
“I am not an angel and I have had players injected to play official matches, crucial matches but a friendly — to get six local anaesthetic injections to play a friendly. “I’ve never heard of that. But Phil Jones had it and had it before the match and after 15 minutes he was out and now is out for us.”
“He didn’t feel good during the warm-up. Between the warm-up and the start of the match he had five more local anaesthetic injections.”
At least Mourinho has some good injury news - both Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are available for this evening’s game.Hopefully they will make up for the loss of Phil Jones.