- Manchester United have confirmed that Phil Jones will be leaving the club when his contract expires in the summer.
- The central defender, who joined the club from Blackburn Rovers in 2011, had a successful tenure at United, winning the league in the 2012/13 season under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.
During his time at Manchester United, the 31-year-old made 229 appearances for the club, scoring six goals. He also represented England 27 times on the international stage. However, Jones has faced significant challenges in recent years, battling with injuries that have kept him sidelined for the entirety of the 2022/23 season.
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Jones expressed his gratitude for the support he received from his family and the club’s fans during this difficult period. In an interview with club media, he acknowledged the frustrations of the past few years and his desire to move forward into a new chapter of his career.
Reflecting on his love for the game and the hard work he put in to return to fitness, Jones highlighted a significant moment in his career – his comeback game against Wolves last season. He emphasized the immense support he received from the fans during that match and expressed his gratitude for their unwavering backing throughout his time at the club.
As he takes some time to consider his next move, everyone at Manchester United extended their best wishes to Jones for his future endeavours. The departure of the no.4 marks the end of his journey with the club, and United fans will fondly remember his contributions during his time at Old Trafford.