Phil Jones optimistic of returning for Manchester United at weekend

Miércoles, 15 Nov, 2017

On Friday night he was in Paris to watch his international team-mates beat Wales and on Sunday he attended the MTV European Music Awards in London.

The 20-year-old is a versatile attacking player, predominantly operating on the right wing but also on the left and in a central role.

Mourinho made no secret of his desire to sign four players over the summer, though only managed to bring in three - notably missing out on Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.

United will reportedly not allow a huge spend this winter and have tightened the purse strings.

Ibrahimovic has been sidelined for seven months with a cruciate knee ligament injury
Ibrahimovic has been sidelined for seven months with a cruciate knee ligament injury

There is no question that a rejuvenated de Jong would be crucial to Newcastle's survival hopes, and it appears that the attacker has put his injury demons behind him to find his best form once again - to the Toon's dismay.

"They come loaded with games, especially during the Christmas period".

Soler, who is under contract until 2021, is rated in the £40million bracket and the report claims United have considered offering Valencia loanee Andreas Pereira as part of the deal to get Soler on board at Old Trafford.

And Mata wants United to bounce back from that defeat and make sure they perform week in, week out ahead of their hectic festive fixture list.