Phil Jones has confirmed he will be leaving Manchester United at the end of his contract this summer.
- Jones set to leave Man United
- Joined the team in 2011 for 20m
- Played 229 games for the club
What is the news?
Phil Jones will be leaving Manchester United after twelve years after the club and defender decided it was best to part ways this summer. Jones managed to play 229 games for the Red Devils but his past few seasons were filled with injury problems. This year Jones has not played for United at all and was left out the squad for both the Premier League and Europa League by Erik ten Hag.
What did Jones say?
In an open letter to the fans of United, Jones has confirmed he will be leaving the club. “I wish I could have played more games. That I could give more to the teams I have been a part of. All I can say is that I did everything I could. I did everything the medical team asked of me. I’ve had hard times, away from my family, recovering from injuries on my own, while desperately wanting to get back on the field.”
Letter to the fans. pic.twitter.com/fmNV1eR9np
— Phil Jones (@PhilJones4) May 19, 2023
What next for Jones?
The defender has not revealed if he will be retiring from football or look for a new club. The 31-year-old defender joined Man United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011 for a 20 million euro transfer fee. During his time at the club, Jones won the Premier League once and managed to win the Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup and Charity Shield (2x).