Phil Jones optimistic of returning for Manchester United at weekend

• Central defender suffered calf injury playing in England friendly
• Niggle was recurrence of problem suffered against Huddersfield

Phil Jones is hopeful of recovering from the calf injury he suffered playing for England and being available for Manchester United’s late game against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The central defender was withdrawn by Gareth Southgate during Friday’s 0-0 draw with Germany after just 25 minutes, after what the manager indicated was a recurrence of the same problem that caused his substitution in United’s defeat at Huddersfield Town last month.

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