Social media lip-readers are falling over each other trying to ascertain what defender Phil Jones said to get ticked off by Ed Woodward, the Manchester United vice-chairman, during the club’s 0-2 defeat to West Ham on Sunday. The consensus seems to be that he predicted aloud that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be “sacked in the morning”.
Phil Jones : sacked in the morning
Ed Woodward : we’re on camera, stop
— Garwain (@Garwain) September 22, 2019
The exchange between Jones, a United defender, and Woodward, the club’s chief executive overseeing operations of the club, was caught on video during the match which has since gone viral.
Woodward seemingly turns back when he hears Jones and says, “We’re on camera, stop.”
‘Sacked in the morning’
‘A carton of Umbongo’
‘That’s my boy!’
What DID Phil Jones actually say to make Ed Woodward turn around and tell him off? pic.twitter.com/TuHj1UFJcn
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 22, 2019
— David Lovett (@dlovett32) September 22, 2019
Jones, who was a regular under previous manager Jose Mourinho, has fallen down the pecking order under Solskjaer.
With Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof being preferred as the central defensive pairing for the Red Devils, Jones did not even make the matchday squad on Sunday.