''He Makes Lovren Look Like Maldini'' - Phil Jones Sends Twitter Into Meltdown With Latest Face Plant For Manchester United
There wasn't too much to get excited about during the course of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Reading in the third round of the FA Cup, although it was the unlikely figure of Phil Jones who stole the show with his latest internet-breaking piece of 'face-plantery'.
During the course of his career, Jones has become an internet meme in his own right thanks to a ridiculous number of facial expressions that have been caught on camera. Whether gurning or grimacing, Jones has a ridiculous expression for every occasion and he has arguably produced a career-best effort during the win against Reading.
The 26-year-old defender has struggled to nail down a regular place in the Manchester United first-team as he has made just eleven appearances in all competitions this season, although he was one of the more impressive performers during an underwhelming victory against Saturday's opponents.
Unfortunately for Jones, rather than his efforts on the pitch, it will be his stunning face-plant as he challenged for a ball on the touchline that will be remembered!
The latest piece of Phil Jones magic had United fans in stitches on social media...
How does Phil Jones make it through the day without a piano falling on his head? [@ianstewart_7]
New year, same Phil Jones [@WakhidRSetwian]
Jones has become something of a comedy figure and Twitter was awash with references to his remarkable feats, not least his daily struggles with gravity...
Phil Jones and his never ending battle with gravity continues [@i_am_matt86]
Not everyone was impressed though...
Phil jones is a liability.Does more to injure himself than the opposition. Darmian looked more composed at CB than he did .Just imagine [@kwameA_B]
Phil Jones doing his best Phil Jones impression. Makes lovren look like maldini [@The_Mutt]