Phil Jones to Depart Manchester United After 12 Years
Manchester United defender Phil Jones is set to leave the club when his contract expires this summer. The 31-year-old centre-back, who joined the Red Devils from Blackburn Rovers in 2011, has had a turbulent career at Old Trafford, plagued by injuries and limited playing time in recent years.
Jones enjoyed immediate success at United, winning the Premier League title in the 2012/13 season under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson. He went on to make 229 appearances for the club, scoring six goals. His last game for the team was as a substitute in a 3-0 victory over Brentford at the end of the previous season.
Unfortunately, the defender has struggled with fitness issues and has been sidelined throughout the 2022/23 campaign. Despite his relentless efforts to regain full fitness, Jones has been unable to break back into the team. It has been a frustrating period for him, but he remains grateful for the support he has received from his family and the club’s fans.
In an interview with the club’s media and a letter to the fans, Jones expressed his gratitude for the unwavering support he has received. He acknowledged the difficulties he has faced and the longing to be back on the pitch, doing what he loves most. Jones highlighted his return from injury last season against Wolves as a significant moment in his career, which was made even more memorable by the incredible support of the fans.
As he ponders his future, Jones is taking some time to consider his options. The departure from Manchester United marks the end of a chapter in his career, and he will now be looking to embark on a new journey elsewhere. The club and its supporters extend their best wishes to Jones as he moves on to the next phase of his footballing career.
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