Manchester United fans around the world have voted Phil Jones their Player of the Month for August, highlighting his consistent start to the season.

While results on the pitch weren’t ideal, the 22-year-old caught the eye while playing every minute of three Barclays Premier League matches to earn 46 per cent of votes cast on ManUtd.com and its six foreign language sites, placing him ahead of fellow nominees Tyler Blackett and Wayne Rooney.

After receiving his trophy at the Aon Training Complex, Jones offered a frank assessment of his and United’s campaign so far. “I think I have had a steady start to the season,” he explained. “Obviously the results have not been what we wanted, far from it, so we need to improve and hopefully win on Sunday to get our first win on the board and really kick on from there.”

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