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Phil Jones top of the class with old-school skills, says José Mourinho

Manchester United's Phil Jones

José Mourinho feared the worst when he lost both his central defenders in the middle of last month but misfortune for Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling turned into an opportunity for Phil Jones. In something approaching desperation Mourinho threw a player who had been injured for most of the season and Manchester United have not looked back since.

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José Mourinho calls on England to do more to protect Wayne Rooney

José Mourinho has claimed Gareth Southgate failed to protect Wayne Rooney on England duty and compared it to a child who fails to take extra care of a loaned pencil. The Manchester United manager is unhappy with his captain being photographed the night after the World Cup qualifying victory against Scotland.