Despite being a coach who likes to build from the back, Jose Mourinho hasn’t achieved anything near a solid defence this season. An untimely injury to summer acquisition Eric Baily hasn’t helped his cause. However, the makeshift pairing of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo have been on point in the last few games and performed admirably well against the Hammers last night.
It seems the ‘Mourinho magic’ is slowly but surely taking over at Old Trafford. Both Jones and Rojo were considered also-rans by a majority of United fans before this season, yet these same fans were lavish in their praise for the duo!
See some of the best tweets praising the unlikely defensive pair below:
— RedReveal (@RedReveal) November 30, 2016
Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones: Both have been phenomenal over the last couple of weeks. Credit deserved when due. Well played. #mufc
— UTD. (@ManUnitedMedia) November 30, 2016
Rojo is playing soo well i cannot even believe his pairing with Jones is this good
— Namdela🦁 (@namdela3k) November 30, 2016
Great tackle from Rojo. Say it quietly but him and Jones have been good in the last few games.
— United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) November 30, 2016
At what point did Phil Jones & Marcos Rojo turn into prime Maldini & Nesta! #MUFC
— Everything Man Utd (@everything_utd) November 30, 2016
Got to give praise to Jones and Rojo. 4 goals conceded in 5 games for that centre back pairing isn't too shabby for perceived write-offs.
— PGP (@Phil_OneUnited) December 1, 2016
Maybe all Rojo needed was a run in the team. Been excellent alongside jones since his return.
— Lewis (@1LewisBurton) December 1, 2016
Fair play to rojo who knew he actually could defend but at CB along with Phil Jones I never want too Smalling and blind be our CB'S again
— MUFC (@zubq) December 1, 2016