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Marouane Fellaini can deal with being booed, insists Phil Jones

Manchester United substitute Marouane Fellaini before the match

Phil Jones has no concerns regarding Marouane Fellaini’s ability to deal with being booed by Manchester United supporters, as was the case when he was warming up during Sunday’s 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Belgian received the jeers as he did some loosening exercises along the touchline at Old Trafford. While he was then cheered, Fellaini was booed again when he came on as a late substitute.

His reception may have been due to the penalty he conceded at Everton last week and which allowed Ronald Koeman’s side to draw 1-1 on the previous Sunday. Fellaini then had also come on towards the end of the contest.

While José Mourinho stated after the victory over Tottenham that he accepted supporters booing Fellaini, Jones said: “It is disappointing but he is a strong boy. He is mentally strong to cope with that, don’t worry. We know what he is good at and he has to carry on. That’s what he is there to do. He does a good job for us. He has to put it aside.”

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Jamie Jackson, for The Guardian on Monday 12th December 2016 11.56 Europe/London

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