Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Phil Jones midfield performance

Phil Jones And Thierry Henry

Manchester United cruised 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League yesterday, and Phil Jones was one of the brightest performers.

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He put in an all-action display in Manchester United's midfield for 56 minutes at Old Trafford against Everton yesterday, playing a part in a 2-0 win.

He hobbled off after what Sir Alex Ferguson post-match described as a 'kick in the calf', adding that Jones will be monitored ahead of Wednesday's clash with Real Madrid.

After missing the early stages of the season, Jones has worked himself into an important man at United, as shown by his selection against Everton.

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He was picked in central midfield ahead of Michael Carrick, tasked with nullifying the threat of Marouane Fellaini, and it was a task he performed excellently.

In his 56 minutes, Jones made five interceptions - more than any other midfield player on the pitch made the whole game. His passing accuracy of 94 per cent was also the highest of any player.

And perhaps most importantly, Fellaini - Such a regular dangerman against United, failed to register a single shot on target.

But it wasn't just us he impressed. Countless Twitter users took to the social networking site to praise Jones' performance. You can read a selection of them below:

@rob_lawford: Fellani is gonna wake up with Phil Jones at the bottom of his bed just stalking round the room! Owned him today.

@issayagizi1: Phil jones has to be the most versatile player in the premier league!

@jonathanshrager: Genuinely excited to witness the evolution of Phil Jones as a central midfielder should Fergie continue to employ him in that role #MUFC

@allmanunited: MISSING: Marouane Fellaini. Last seen in Phil Jones’ back pocket

@mufclander: Remember when Phil Neville made Viera look like a 12 year old girl in 2002? Phil Jones on Fellaini today reminded me of this. #mufc

@dom7909: Phil jones gave a great performance today hopefully he plays against Real Madrid

@sridhar_rohit: Phil jones could be the holding midfielder we are looking for. Just has to improve his passing range. #mufc

@gedo5jr: Phil Jones is unlucky. That lad has alot to show us. Get well soon boy.#MUFC.

@mu19fc: Thought phil jones was brilliant today, did the job required and more, top top player #mufc

@scordo1965: Phil Jones's best game for Utd by far today,did a proper job on Fellani#TopMarks

@worldwide_utd: Phil Jones deserves a spot vs Madrid after today's performance

@ezzer11: Ferdinand and Vidic cb on Weds, Phil Jones mid? Enforcer needed, and to compensate for the lack of pace at the back.

If fit, what role should Jones play against Madrid in midweek?

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