Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at new position for Phil Jones
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hinted that Phil Jones could be pressed into emergency action at full-back against West Ham on Saturday.
United have lost four of their last five games in all competitions, following Wednesday’s Champions League 1-0 defeat against Barcelona.
Solskjaer’s side have also slipped to sixth in the Premier League table, following their defeat at Wolves earlier this month.
However, ahead of the Hammers’ visit, Solksjaer has to deal with the absence of several first team regulars.
“We don’t have full-backs this week.
“Not too many as we’ve lost Luke and Ashley through suspension. Antonio [Valencia] is still not fit.
“Maybe Matteo [Darmian] will be available for the bench and [Marcos] Rojo has been training for a while.
“He’s available and we’ve got Jonah [Phil Jones], who could also play there.
“Rojo needed to get out on the big pitch [in the Under-23s, against West Brom last Friday] so he could have that game but we’ve had a couple of practice matches so let’s see what we decide,” the United manager told MUTV.