American commentator reacts hilariously to Phil Jones' run down left wing

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Manchester United's game against FC Rostov on Thursday night was... bizarre.

The Red Devils won by a goal to nil to progress into the Europa League quarter-finals, but it was the weird events during the game that stole headlines.

In the 71st minute, for example, Jose Mourinho was caught on camera handing out bananas to the likes of Marcos Rojo, who clearly needed some energy during the latter stages.

While the idea of eating a banana is sound, it was a strange sight seeing Rojo walking about the Old Trafford pitch munching on a piece of fruit.

Paul Pogba's supposed hamstring injury also caused a bit of a stir. Most players would clutch their leg if they felt something pull, but the Frenchman just slowed down.

Was he actually injured? Or was Mourinho looking for a reason to replace him that wouldn't draw any unnecessary attention? Who knows.

As for Mourinho's post-match interview - well, no words can really describe what happened as the Portuguese explained that United will probably lose to Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Strange. Another incident happened deep into the second half that left viewers scratching their heads: Phil Jones going on a blistering run down the left wing.

No, that really happened. Jones replaced a concussed Daley Blind in the 61st minute and slotted straight into left-back where, 20 minutes later, he tried taking on two of Rostov's players.

But while he succeeded with his first take-on, the Englishman ended up running the ball out of play the second time around.

What makes Jones' run even better is the hilarious commentary provided by American Alexi Lalas on Fox Sports, which you can watch in the video below.


When Jones plays a one two with Maroune Fellaini and beats the right-back, Lalas says enthusiastically: "Give it to the left-back, give it back to Jones. Oh no, no he didn't!"

Thank you for this, Alexi. Jones isn't known for his marauding runs, so when he decided to go for one, Lalas suddenly got very excited.

It's just a shame Jones' run ended up in the ball going out for a goal kick, not that you'd expect anything less from the 25-year-old.

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