“We were told two or three years ago Jones was going to be the new Duncan Edwards, Chris Smalling was going to be this and that

"I’ve watched United live nine or 10 times this year and they have been none of those things. If anything I think they have gone backwards.

"You say you have to give players a chance to mature, but also you’ve got players who you say, “We’ve given you a chance and you’re not taking it”. They need to do a lot better if they want to cement their place at United.

"Jones needs to toughen up. Every time I see him he is getting carried off.