Phil Jones signs new deal at Man United

Manchester United have announced that Phil Jones has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract extension.

The English centre-back has been at United since 2011 after they signed him from Championship side Blackburn Rovers for a reported fee of £16.5m.

Jones has since gone on to manage five goals and nine assists in 208 appearances across all competitions for United.

He has also won the Premier League, FA Cup, Community Shield and the Europa League at Old Trafford and becomes the latest big name to commit his long-term future to United.

The 26-year-old has signed on until June 2023 and will have the option of extending it by another season.

“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,” Jones told the club website.

“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 [Gunnar Solskjaer] and the coaching staff for their continued support in my development.”

The England international is the third player after Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial to sign a new contract since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed interim coach in December.

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“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,” said Solskjaer.

“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.”

Now Jones and United will turn their attention back to Saturday’s trip to Craven Cottage, where they will take on Fulham in the Premier League.

The Red Devils are now just two points off reaching the top-four in the standings and will be hoping to make it 10 wins out of 11 games under Solskjaer.

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