Phil Jones made his return from injury for the Manchester United reserves last night and he provided an assist of rare beauty in the process.
Is it Micky Carrick? Is it Paul Scholes? By gosh no, that’s Philly Jones!
Upon leaving Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Phil Jones could be the greatest player the club had ever seen. It was a statement that seemed beyond absurd and to be frank, it still does.
However, there was a glimpse of what old Whiskey Nose may have been talking about last night as the English centre back bagged an assist that Andrea Pirlo would have been proud of.
Manchester United have often been slated for their long ball football this season, but if everyone could simply take a page out of Jones’ book, The Red Devils would be banging in worldies for fun.