Manchester United take on West Ham at Old Trafford tomorrow evening in their quest for the top 4 in the Premier League.
After a few underwhelming performances in the Premier League, OGS and co. will be looking to bounce back with a well earned 3 points against the Hammers.
However, United are suffering from a bit of fullback crisis. While Valencia is still out injured, both Shaw and Young are out of this fixture with suspension.
‘We don’t have full-backs this week,’ the United manager told MUTV. ‘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.’
There aren’t many United fans who would like to see Phil Jones start as a fullback. Although these are just a few tweets below, we believe it captures the sentiments of the majority of United fans:
I've seen two posts from MUFC and Ole which fail to mention Dalot being available at fullback against West Ham, their is absolutely no excuse left to not play him at RB if phil jones gets the nod I'll be absolutely pissed pic.twitter.com/938Z9ZWXgT
— Shah Faraz 🔰 (@shah_faraz_) April 12, 2019
Phil Jones as fullback. Banter era well and truly alive (: https://t.co/CSgqbncwe8
— . (@miprox_) April 12, 2019
Phil Jones as fullback in the year 2019?
United is a remarkable club
— Fredrik (@F_Edits) April 12, 2019
Not bloody Phil Jones. Play Darmian and Dalot ffs
— Paul (@martial_sauce) April 12, 2019
Nice troll OGS, now how about we start Diogo Dalot and Darmian?