Phil Jones has not had the smoothest of rides since joining Manchester United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011.
The 26-year-old was once described by legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as a future England captain, but now, many feel that Jones should not even be in the squad.
This season, the centre-back has made 25 appearances in all competitions, including 23 Premier League starts.
England boss Gareth Southgate opted to include Jones in his squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer, but decided not to name Chris Smalling in the setup.
The 28-year-old has featured 20 more times than his United teammate, but he will not be on the plane to Russia.
During Saturday’s FA Cup final, Jones made a costly error by fouling Eden Hazard in the box to give away a penalty at Wembley.
The playmaker slotted home to give Chelsea a 1-0 win, which was enough to take home the trophy.
On Twitter, plenty of football fans were left questioning why Jones has been selected by England ahead of Smalling.
Phil Jones, who has been awful all season is going to the World Cup. Chris Smalling, who has been superb since the turn of the year, is not. 🤷🏻♂️
— Barry Chilvers (@bazza2901) May 19, 2018
Is it too late to swap Jones for Smalling for the World Cup?
— Steven Walters (@Stevewalters05) May 19, 2018
The same Phil Jones that got the nod ahead of Smalling and Co in the #Russia2018 World Cup showed what's to come in June proper. Lolz
— Mazi George Kanu Jr (@George_Chukz) May 19, 2018
So Phil Jones is going to the World Cup but Chris Smalling is not.. 🤔
— Ammar Khan (@AKcr7) May 19, 2018
Hang on someone explain to me how Phil Jones is going to the world cup and Chris Smalling isn't
— Luke (@Luke_Utd_) May 19, 2018
— Mark Turner (@Melchett) May 19, 2018
Smalling had a decent game and won everything. Jones didn’t but won the penalty. Only 1 going to World Cup. Oh dear Gareth #FACupFinal
— Darren. (@Me1473) May 19, 2018
— Gazmo73 (@Gazmo73) May 19, 2018
And jones is going to the World Cup over smalling. Right…… #FACupFinal
— Em . Dav (@emmadav4) May 19, 2018
Phil Jones is going to the World Cup over Chris Smalling. Let that sink in.#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) May 19, 2018