Man Utd’s Phil Jones names his best five-a-side team, and puts Dimitar Berbatov in DEFENCE
PHIL JONES has named his dream Manchester United five-a-side team – and there is one major surprise.
Few would argue that cool-as-you-like Dimitar Berbatov would be the perfect man for a smaller pitch.
But not many would stick him at the back alongside Nemanja Vidic, especially when the Serb formed a rock-solid combo with Rio Ferdinand.
David De Gea is, of course, picked in goal after years of being United’s last line of defence.
Paul Scholes ties everything together as the creative spark in the middle, while Wayne Rooney stars up front.
Jones himself is a United veteran, but was recently snubbed from the club’s 25-man Premier League squad for this season.
On his decisions for his five-a-side team, the 30-year-old told Goal back in 2019: “I’ll go David [De Gea] No brainer.
“Five-a-side so, do you know what? I’m going to be stupid here. I’m going to put Berba there. Berbatov.
“Berba used to annoy me in training, every single training session. He used to play at centre-half and when I said to him ‘no, the manager asked me to play there’, he was like ‘no, go somewhere else’.
“He was unbelievable. I’ll put Berba there.
“And I’ll put… I’ll put Vida [Vidic] in there as well just because he throws himself at everything.
“Then I’m going to go with Scholesy. And I’ve got to go Wazza [Rooney].”
The defender made his team before Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford, meaning Jones may now have changed his mind on one of his strikers.
Jones himself didn’t quite make his own team – and with his recent injury record it’s no wonder.
The defender has made just SIX Premier League appearances in the last two seasons combined.
Phil Jones has played with some exceptional stars since arriving at United in 2011