Phil Jones: Manchester United “didn’t show up”

Phil Jones: Manchester United “didn’t show up”


Manchester United defender Phil Jones has slammed the performance of he and his teammates after they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United.

Despite having several clear cut chances to get on the scoresheet, the Red Devils failed to find the back of the net and Jones says Jose Mourinho’s side failed to live up to the occasion.

“We didn’t show up today, we started slowly and they pressed us and the crowd were on their feet,” he told MUTV

“We got control midway through the first half and should have scored. We had a few chances cleared off the line, but we weren’t at the races, we weren’t good enough, it’s as simple as that. Ultimately we have conceded a sloppy goal and the lads are devastated in the dressing room.”

He added: “In the last 10 or 15 minutes, we had three or four balls cleared off the line,” he added. “They were scrapping for their lives and that is the sort of luck they needed and they got it. But it wasn’t bad luck today, we just weren’t good enough and I don’t think we deserved to win the game.

“A lot of teams around us keep drawing and losing points so there is a lot still to play for,” he continued. “It was a disappointing day today, but we have to go again that is all we can do and that is all we know. We have to improve.”