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Phil Jones remembers a 7-1 drubbing by United


New Manchester United defender Phil Jones could start Monday’s first home game against Spurs following injuries to Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Rafael, and his impressive display as a substitute at West Brom. Not the easiest of home debuts for a 19 year old against one of the anticipated title challengers. Jones and 23 year old Jonny Evans are likely to line up at the heart of the defence with Chris Smalling in at right back. Jones will be hoping for a better experience than his maiden Old Trafford appearance with former club Blackburn Rovers as the youngster recalled in this interview with manutd.com’s Nick Coppack

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Blackburn greed will bite them on the bum


The transfer saga of the now concluded move by Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers to Manchester United will come back to haunt the owners at Ewood Park for as long as they remain there. Why? Because they have shown that their word, even if it’s bound by a contract, cannot be trusted. Whether the fee ended up being £16.5 or £20m plus ‘add ons’ as Rovers manager Steve Keen insisted on Sky News, all trust between players, their agents and the club owners has now been lost forever – all for an additional few million!

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Media Watch June 9: Sir Alex strikes for Jones


June 9, 2011 – There are more Manchester United stories in the media than any other club – some are worth reading, others are absolute garbage! How can anyone possibly keep up with them all? Truly Reds does it’s best to bring you the latest news but there’s only so much that can be covered. One alternative is to collate the stories which cannot be updated daily so that they can at least be brought to your attention each Thursday of every week

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