Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi mocks Phil Jones after Manchester United defeat
United passed up the chance to finish top of Group H following yet another lacklustre performance, this time away to Valencia, as a 17th-minute strike from Carlos Soler and Jones own goal just after half-time sealed the win for the club sitting 15th in the La Liga table.
Marcus Rashford headed home a consolation at the death but it was too little, too late for Jose Mourinhos experimental side at the Mestalla Stadium.
Batshuayi, on a season-long loan at Valencia, had an off night at the Mestalla Stadium and missed a huge chance to give his team a two-goal advantage, heading over Sergio Romeros goal from close-range towards the end of the first half.
But this didnt stop him joining in the mass trolling of Jones across social media after the final whistle on Wednesday evening.
Kick him while hes down why dont you, Michy…
Jones became the first United player to score an own goal during a Champions League match since – guess who – Phil Jones against Benfica in 2011.
However, Batshuayi was more concerned with Jones face, tweeting: Glad you like guys… but can we talk about Phil Jones face first ? #anotherone.
Mourinho criticised his players for a lack of intensity following the disappointing defeat to Valencia.
Asked why United failed to capitalise on Juventus defeat in the other Group H clash, Mourinho told BT Sport: First of all because we scored two goals and instead of winning 2-1 we lost 2-1.
But jokes apart, I think we were too passive in the first half, quite comfortable with the ball but not with intensity and ambition.
Then in the second half I was pretty sure, after speaking at half-time, things would be different in the second half. But we started the second half with an own goal that gave Valencia a better position to control the game.
I made the two changes later and the team improved immediately, and we start playing faster, arriving with link play in more dangerous positions.
We go to 2-1, we probably should get to 2-2 because we had a couple of important chances to equalise. But I think fundamentally this, we wasted the first half playing too comfortable and with not enough intensity.