Phil Jones says his mates WhatsApp him pictures of his own face

Phil Jones

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has revealed that his friends tease him with pictures of his amusing facial expressions on a daily basis.

The England international has become renowned for pulling faces on the pitch, resulting in endless memes being produced on social media.

He revealed that even his friends are in on the act, but dismissed it as nothing more than light-hearted jibes.

"It’s banter, my mates banter me all the time about it," he told Goal.

"It is what it is. I’m not too fussed about that either. My mates send me pictures every single night on the WhatsApp group taking the mick out of me. It’s banter, it is what it is. It doesn’t bother me.”

Jones also hit back at his critics by letting his achievements do the talking, after he penned a new contract at Old Trafford until 2023 last month.

"People can make their own opinions up; ultimately I’ve got another contract at United,” he said.

"I’ve been here for eight or nine years now and I’ve won the Premier League, been to two World Cups, been to a Euros, played in the Champions League, won the Europa League, the FA Cup, so people can talk but ultimately they’re the stats and that’s what I’ve done.”

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