Jose expresses unhappiness with England over Jones

Date published: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 8:24

Jose Mourinho aimed a fresh swipe at England after claiming Manchester United were not informed about Phil Jones’ pain-killing injections.

Tensions have bubbled between club and country after the in-form defender was forced to return from international duty through injury. Chris Smalling slagged Southgate off as well.

Jones reported for England with a thigh problem that had been managed for a number of weeks, only to be forced off midway through the first half of the goalless draw with Germany.

The 25-year-old felt discomfort in his left thigh, ruling him out of Saturday’s win against Newcastle as Mourinho claimed the centre-back had six injections to play the friendly.

The United boss again took aim at the Football Association after ruling Jones out of Wednesday’s Champions League match at Basel and this weekend’s return to Premier League action at home to Brighton.

Asked if he had spoken to England manager Gareth Southgate and if he wanted to, Mourinho said: “No.

“I think it’s a conversation between doctors because I’m not a doctor.

“I just get information from my doctor, and the information from my doctor was that they consult him in relation to Phil Jones with a little problem in the knee when the national team starts working.

“But then no more contact. The local injections before the match, we were not informed (about).

“Apart from that, I don’t have to speak with Southgate. I just wish (him) good and want him to be successful.”

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