5 league games since 2020… still at Manchester United

Some people don’t know that Phil Jones is still at Manchester United.

Jones made his first-team debut at Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League (EPL) at the time of the 2009-10 season. In just one season, Jones developed into Blackburn’s first-choice defender and attracted attention from big clubs. Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has signed Jones as the successor to Nemanja Vidic.

He got off to a good start. Jones was praised for his combative defense. He was also called up to the England national team for his defense reminiscent of John Terry. He also possessed the versatility to play as a right fullback and central midfielder as well.

But that was it. Due to the injury, his growth started to stop. It wasn’t until 2016 that Jones really started to break down. In 2016 his ankle and knee, in 2017 his toe, in 2018 his hamstring, in 2019 an ailment and again in 2020 a knee injury. Since then, his injury details have not yet been properly disclosed, but he is not even listed on the bench list for the 2022-23 season.

Looking at his travel history, it is embarrassing to say that he is an active player. He only played 8 games in the 2019-20 season. In the 2020-21 season, he did not start a single game. Even in the 2021-22 season, only 5 business trips are all. It’s like United still have a player who has digested only 5 league games since 2020. 스포츠토토

Jones’ contract with Manchester United expires at the end of the season. Since he signed a new contract in February 2019, he has not played 20 games in over four years. In fact, even before signing his renewal contract, fans were clamoring for the release of Jones. However, United gave Jones a new contract. At the time, no one understood why Manchester United offered Jones a new contract. This is the part where you can see how serious Manchester United’s player management and renewal system is.

Still, having spent over 10 years at Manchester United, it would be nice to play at least one last game, but even that seems difficult for Jones. Coach Erik Ten Haag explained, “I can’t say if Jones will return. From the first day of training this season, Jones has been unable to train. So he recovers quickly, and he has no chance to play.”