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JONES BRACED FOR LAY-OFF

Phil Jones injury: Manchester United defender suffers another setback and will now have to wear a knee brace

England man is yet to play a competitive game under new boss Jose Mourinho

PHIL JONES has been fitted with a leg brace following his latest injury nightmare.

The Manchester United defender suffered a knee ligament injury in training a fortnight ago.

Phil Jones has been dogged by injuries that have ruined his Manchester United career
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Phil Jones has suffered another injury setback and will have to wear a knee brace
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The Manchester United defender is yet to play under Jose Mourinho

Initial reports suggested he would be on the sidelines for a month.

But he is now facing a longer period of rehabilitation after the brace was fitted to stabilise the joint.

Jones, 24, damaged his ankle in January and has not played a competitive game since then.

The 20-cap England centre-half has been dogged by problems since his 짙16.5million move to Old Trafford from Blackburn five years ago.

He thought he had a clean bill of health after playing in Wayne Rooney?셲 testimonial in August. But this latest setback leaves him facing yet another frustrating fitness battle.

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