MANCHESTER UNITED have been hit by a new injury blow after Jose Mourinho revealed Chris Smalling and Phil Jones would be out for a long time. The central defensive duo both suffered injuries while away on international duty with England and were sent back to Old Trafford for treatment.
But United boss Mourinho admits he still doesn’t know how bad their problems are, other than that he expects to be without the duo for a while. Mourinho said: “The two English boys are long term injuries.” Jones suffered a foot injury in training with the Three Lions when he was on the receiving end of a tackle from Smalling.
And Smalling then suffered a knee injury days later which United fear could be a serious ligament problem