Phil Jones' eventul first-half during Tranmere vs Man Utd

Phil Jones was in the thick of the action vs Tranmere!

Phil Jones' Manchester United career seems to get more comedic by the week.

The man once labelled as a future club legend by Sir Alex Ferguson has struggled for form for a number of years now and he is just so prone to errors.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to hand the Englishman a start today in the FA Cup against Tranmere to try and boost his confidence - a tactic which would eventually pay off.

But within three minutes of the game, Jones had quickly become a meme once again.

In the build-up to the match, fans were laughing at the prospect of Jones being covered head-to-toe in mud on Tranmere's shocking pitch at Prenton Park.

It took just three minutes for that prophecy to come true, three measly minutes.

Thankfully, Jones' woes were eased by his United colleagues scoring three goals in the space of six first-half minutes.

Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot and Jesse Lingard all struck to hand the Red Devils a commanding lead against their League One opposition.

And just before the break, Jones himself got on the scoresheet, sparking a mass exodus from the Tranmere fans.

That's Jones' first goal in 2,150 days and Anthony Martial made it 5-0 just before the break to rub even more salt into Tranmere's wounds.

The magic of the cup, eh?

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