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Phil Jones Getting The Offside Trap Horribly Wrong Is Peak Phil Jones

Phil Jones Getting The Offside Trap Horribly Wrong Is Peak Phil Jones

Phil Jones failing to play the offside trap for Manchester United yesterday summed up his entire afternoon.

An image of United's back line attempting to play the offside trap against Sheffield United yesterday has emerged online and Jones is miles out of position.

Jones is in fact playing Lys Mousset onside and is disconnected from centre-back partners Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire.

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The England international endured a torrid 45 minutes against 'The Blades' and saw himself hooked at half-time for Jesse Lingard.

Mousset caused Jones all sorts of problems in the first half and it was him who bullied Jones to the ground in the build-up Chris Wilder's side's first goal.

Jones was out-muscled by the 23-year-old who darted into the United box and made the cross which led to John Fleck's strike.

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The 27-year-old has seen his chances in United's defence limited this season following Maguire's arrival.

Many United fans lamented his inclusion yesterday and believed Axel Tuanzebe should have started in the three man defence.

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Mousett doubled the home side's lead early in the second half and seemed to wrap the game up.

But United fired back with three strikes in ten minutes from Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

But there was to be one final twist when substitute Oli McBurie fired home in the final moments to ensure the points were shared.

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Despite the comeback, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was furious with the way his side performed in the first half.

Per The Metro, he said:

"I was angry, disappointed, you had to wake them up.

"You had to do something about it. I could have changed every player at half-time, apart from the keeper."

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The one man he did change was Jones and it's not hard to see why.

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Topics: Football News, Manchester United, Phil Jones, Sheffield United, Premier League

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.