Phil Jones own goal vs Valencia: A night of horror continues for Valencia as Phil Jones scored an own goal.
Manchester United play Valencia in their final Champions League group game of the tournament. Mourinho’s side has already qualified for the round-of-16 after a narrow 1-0 win over Young Boys.
However, the situation is bleak for United in the game against Valencia, as the side is 2-0 down at the time this article was written.
After Carlos Soler gave Valencia the lead early in the game, an own goal from Phil Jones doubled the host side’s lead.
Manchester United face an uphill task of making a comeback into the game. Here’s a look at the own goal from Phil Jones.
Phil Jones own goal vs Valencia:
As Mitchy Batshuayi is provided a decent pass as Valencia builds on a counter-attack, Phil Jones successfully intercepts. However, the defender fails to notice that Sergio Romero has stepped out of his goal, and the intercepted pass goes straight into the nets.
The Manchester United goalkeeper could do little but cover his face in horror.
Here’s the goal:
Phil Jones is a walking meme pic.twitter.com/KGuCRyj9TM
— Tom (@tomtannerr) December 12, 2018
With the goal, Manchester United also achieved a rather unwanted stat this season. Mourinho’s side has been 2-0 down in 30 per cent of their games played in the 2018/19 season.
United are facing a defensive crisis at the moment as the first-choice centre-back pairing of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof is currently spending time on the sidelines due to injuries.
Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have both made limited appearances this season, while Marcos Rojo has only made one start. Sergio Romero, meanwhile, is playing in his first Champions League game for United this year.
Phil Jones’ horrific own goal invited a lot of reactions:
Phil Jones trying to get out of the stadium after the game. pic.twitter.com/liOD7bN6CA
— Cameron Grant (@coolghost101) December 12, 2018
1 – Phil Jones is the first Manchester United player to score an own goal during a Champions League match since Phil Jones also did so back in November 2011 v Benfica. Calamity. #VALMUN
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 12, 2018
— Richard Socks (@SocksyBeast) December 12, 2018
— betclever (@bet_clever) December 12, 2018
Seriously! Why is Phil Jones still at the club? He consistently costs us games and we’re still offering him a new contract.. No wonder we’re on the decline when we’re rewarding crap
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) December 12, 2018
Oh my word, stop whatever you do and go and watch that Phil Jones own goal right this second hahahahaha
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) December 12, 2018
This happens too much with Phil Jones to be a coincidence
Get him out of the club
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) December 12, 2018
The human brain is amazing. It functions 24 hours a day from the time we were born, and only stops when we are in love or when Phil Jones plays football pic.twitter.com/V7ROTrArWy
— Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) December 12, 2018