“That one was difficult,” he admitted. “It was tough. She was born and I had to go straight to the World Cup in Russia. We got so far in the competition, we got to the semi-final and got knocked out to Croatia.
“To be away for five weeks from your newly born first child and my wife was tough. It was a really tough period but one you look back on and say you got through.
For more from Phil Jones’s excellent new UTD Podcast episode, head to our Official App, where you can find out more about our no.4’s thoughts on social media, joining United, what it was like to mark Ronaldo, Sir Alex and, of course, listen to the full episode.
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