11 clearances, 93% pass accuracy - Manchester United star shines for England

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Manchester United's Phil Jones impressed for England against Switzerland.

Manchester United's Phil Jones produced an assured display against Switzerland, shrugging off suggestions he could be moved on by his club.

Newspaper The Sun featured Jones on their back page at the weekend with the headline that the 'Out-of-form Jones is facing United axe'.

The context was that United boss Louis van Gaal is unconvinced over his abilities, and is prepared to sell him in January if the defender does not meet his requirements.

Jones received a vote of confidence from Roy Hodgson on Monday however, starting in England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland, and did not let the side down.

The 22-year-old made an imposing 11 successful clearances against the Swiss, more than any of his teammates.

He also completed 93 per cent of his passes, won one tackle and made two interceptions in the 2-0 victory.

There would be bad news however for the defender, after he was substituted after 77 minutes with an apparent hamstring injury.

With the Red Devils short on numbers at the back, losing out on the services of the defender could actually turn out to be the last thing Louis van Gaal needs right now.

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