The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern have been seriously impressed with Jose Mourinho’s man management this season…
The Portuguese boss has overseen the resurgence of a number of Man Utd’s forgotten men, with the likes of Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo both seriously impressing under the ex-Chelsea man.
However, one player that has benefitted more than most is Phil Jones. The Englishman has been sensational this season, despite the fact that his Man Utd career looked over at the start of the season. Rarely a feature under previous managers and often succumbing to injury problems, Mourinho has looked past that and nursed him back to full fitness and form – and Man Utd are now receiving the results of his return.
His form has been remarkable, as the following stat by Squawka confirms. According to Squawka, in the 12 Premier League games that Jones has played this season he has amassed; 99 clearances, 89% pass accuracy, 73% victory rate in aerial duels and, here is the big one, ZERO defeats.
See the Tweet from Squawka displaying that information below…
Phil Jones’ Premier League season by numbers:
89% pass accuracy
73% aerial duels won
Back to his best pic.twitter.com/lVltnw6C9p
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 21, 2017
Those are truly remarkable stats.
Of course, they are made even better when you consider that prior to his return to the first team, Man Utd were struggling. Cast aside in the Premier League and struggling at the back, Jones was brought back in and everything has turned around.
Our landlord thinks that those 0 Premier League defeats are particularly vital, and Jose Mourinho seemingly has Jones to thank for his defensive rebuild.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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