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Phil Jones: Manchester United "did not show up"

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Manchester United defender Phil Jones admits that he and his teammates "are devastated" after suffering a second defeat in three Premier League outings.

Phil Jones has confessed that Manchester United "were not at the races" in Sunday's shock 1-0 loss away at Newcastle United.

The Red Devils were punished by Matt Ritchie's only goal of the game 25 minutes from time, leaving them 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City.

United defender Jones, who returned to the side after being dropped against Huddersfield Town last time out, admits that the mood is low in the dressing room following a second defeat in three top-flight outings.

"We didn't show up today, we started slow," he told Sky Sports News. "They pressed us, the crowd were on their feet. We got control midway through the first half and should have scored but we weren't at the races, we weren't good enough, simple as.

"For whatever reason we weren't good enough. Ultimately we have conceded a sloppy goal. The lads are devastated in the dressing room."

United face Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup next weekend, before then travelling to Sevilla for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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