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Manchester United defender Phil Jones.
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2 Man United stars make return for the U21s
The Red Devils and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw in their clash earlier.

MAN UNITED MANAGER Louis van Gaal was handed a boost on Monday as he watched Phil Jones and Ashley Young end their injury lay-offs in U21 action.

The pair had been sidelined since January due to respective ankle and groin problems but returned in United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Injury-plagued defender Jones completed 76 minutes in an unconvincing display in front of Van Gaal and United assistant Ryan Giggs in the directors’ box.

Young, however, fared much better as he played out the entire match, staking his claim for a spot in United’s squad for the trip to Premier League high-flyers Tottenham on Sunday.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has not featured for Van Gaal’s side since February, also saw out the match, which ended United U21s’ 100% home record in the league.

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