Fans react to Phil Jones’ familiar story at Manchester United

Just as Manchester United were starting to build up some momentum with a defence built upon Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones, the latter is awaiting news over the extent of his injury.

Perhaps indicative of the England international’s career at Old Trafford so far, the 25-year-old may miss an extended period of action with a broken toe, picked up while training with the Three Lions.

Prior to his injury, Jones was on a solid run of form in central defence under Jose Mourinho, playing his way back into the international setup and earning rave reviews along the way.

He, along with Chris Smalling, could be out of action as United gear up for a busy April, in which they play nine games.

That leaves just Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo available in central defence in a defining period for Jose Mourinho at the club as their chase for the top four and the Europa League hots up.

Considering Jones’ standing amongst the club’s support, his wait to find out if his season is over or not has provoked quite the reaction on Twitter.