5 episodes that make Phil Jones Man of the Match vs Wolves

5 episodes that make Phil Jones Man of the Match vs Wolves

We would not have believed it before the game, but Phil Jones was Man United's outstanding player in their match against Wolves.

Obviously, that says a lot about the performance of the rest of the team rather than Jones' individual display.

Still, the 29-year-old can rightly be called Man United's Man of the Match - here are some reasons.

1. Dedication

Frankly, we should not have expected anything less from a player who featured in his first game for the club in two years. Jones was fired up for the game more than anyone else.

The man was blocking the shots...

... and closing in on his opponents even in the Wolves half:

2. Patience

He has not lost all of his instincts in his time on the sidelines either.

Here, you can see Daniel Podence running at him, using stepovers to force Jones to make a rush judgment:

Phil stood his ground, however, and timed his tackle perfectly:

3. Last man standing

More than once, it was Jones' task to cover or his teammates' errors.

At the start of the game, the centre-back intercepted Adama Traore's pass from the right that would've led to a one-on-one for Podence who was well ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka:

A bit later, he made another crucial interception in an even more dangerous situation:

The replay showed that Jones was not fouling:

Source: Tribuna.com