Phil Jones to Stay at Old Trafford Until 2023

Manchester defender Phil Jones has signed a four and a half years contract with Manchester United, a deal which will see him through to 2023, June at Old Trafford.

The England defender had a contract with Manchester United which expired was to expire at the end of the season. But his club has moved forward to retain him in the club for a long-term future.

The new lucrative deal also gives the club the possibility of extending the contract with 12 months.

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Jones, 26, has been inundated by several injuries, which has greatly interrupted his career over the recent years. But the Red devils have expressed their belief in his potential especially under the caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who suggested that Jones is approaching the prime of his career.

“Phil knows what it takes to be a Manchester United player, he has won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League and is now one of the senior players within the team,” Solskjaer said.

“He is coming up to his 27th birthday and entering into his prime years as a centre-half. We are delighted Phil has committed his future to the club.”

Phil Jones moved from Blackburn Rovers to United in 2011 for £16.5 million during Sir Alex Ferguson and he is determined to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

Jones stated in United’s official website, ‘’I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Manchester United has been a big part of my life for eight years and I love everything about this club.

“I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead of us as we prepare for a very busy period in the season.

“I would like to thank Ole and the coaching staff for their continued support in my development.”

The defender was not an option in Mourinho’s tenure and he played only 3 premier league matches.

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But the arrival of Ole in December saw him get featured in ten games, which United have gone unbeaten. Jones played a big role in those games in a bid to force his way back into the fold.

Jones will be hoping to complete at least 10 years of service at Manchester after having managed 200 appearances at the club.


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