Phil Jones outdid himself yesterday during the match between Man United and Arsenal, with some absolutely ridiculous defending that ended with him flopping across the pitch and headbutting the grass like a landed fish.
To make it even funnier, the absurd, staggering fall was actually enough to disrupt Olivier Giroud’s attack; the Frenchman sent the ball harmlessly wide.
The Man United defender has a long history of comical defending, but this was definitely some of his best work.
And fair play to football fans on Twitter, they reacted to the challenge with some pretty good work of their own.
The most Phil Jones thing that Phil Jones has ever done. pic.twitter.com/HFiYSDzv3j— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 17, 2015
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) May 17, 2015
Headbutting the grass while doing 'the worm'. Phil Jones has just become a parody of himself now, sad really.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 17, 2015
Phil Jones is an absolute calamity. He needs saving from himself.— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) May 17, 2015
You’re all laughing at Phil Jones, but that’s what raw desire looks like. It’s also what a spaniel on a freshly polished floor looks like.— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) May 17, 2015
Unbelievable defending from Jones. Couldn't have looked more like Golum scuttling around like that...— COPA90 (@Copa90) May 17, 2015
Phil Jones just provided the most Phil Jones moment yet of his career.— Daniel Taylor (@DTathletic) May 17, 2015
Good job everyone.