Man Utd’s Jones, Smalling sidelined with ‘long-term’ injuries

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England defender Chris Smalling (L) along with teammate Phil Jones take part in a training session at St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent, central England on March 21, 2017 © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS

LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 31 – Manchester United defenders Phil Jones along with Chris Smalling have been ruled out with “long-term injuries” suffered on England duty.

United manager Jose Mourinho revealed on Friday which Jones along with Smalling won’t be back in action for a prolonged period.

Jones withdrew through the England squad last week due to a toe injury which appeared to be sustained in a training ground duel with team-mate Smalling, who days later left the squad with fitness problems of his own.

Smalling has been spotted with his right leg in a brace along with Mourinho said they both face a substantial chunk of time on the sidelines.

Asked how long he expects to be without Jones along with Smalling, the United boss said: “I don’t know.

“I know which Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) along with (Ander) Herrera possess the last match ban, so which’s easy to say they will be available after the match.

“I think clearly the two English boys they are long-term injuries along with (Paul) Pogba I have no idea. I don’t know.”

Ibrahimovic along with Herrera miss This specific weekend’s match against West Bromwich Albion through suspension, while France midfielder Pogba can be out which has a hamstring injury.

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