Phil Jones: Jose Mourinho says defender had six injections to play for England

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Phil Jones was substituted with injury during England’s draw with Germany

Phil Jones was given six injections by England medical staff so he could play against Germany, says his Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Jones aggravated a thigh injury during the match and will miss the Red Devils’ game against Newcastle on Saturday.

“In 17 years as a manager I don’t have one single player that had injections of anaesthetic to play a friendly,” said Mourinho.

It is understood all six injections Jones had are part of one procedure.

Mourinho allowed the 25-year-old defender to go on international duty despite him carrying an injury,