Forgotten Man United Star May Have Played His Last Match for the Red Devils

Forgotten Man United Star May Have Played His Last Match for the Red Devils

Fred Kennedy
September 22, 2022 at 11:32 AM
  • Phil Jones has failed to live up to his billing at Old Trafford since joining Man United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011
  • A series of injuries have hampered his progress at the Theatre of Dreams, with the Englishman failing to start back-to-back EPL games since May 2019
  • Jones's contract with the Red Devils is set to expire at the end of the ongoing season, and United are expected to part ways with him

Forgotten Manchester United defender Phil Jones may have reportedly played his last game for the Red Devils.

Jones has endured an injury-plagued career with United since he joined them from Blackburn Rovers back in 2011.

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Phil Jones looks dejected after defeat in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley FC at Old Trafford. Photo by Alex Livesey.
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The Englishman has not started back-to-back Premier League games for the Red Devils since May 2019.

The 30-year-old has already been booted out of the Man United squad for this season after he failed to show match fitness,

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United had a busy summer transfer window that saw Erik ten Hag make additions in his backline, with both Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez linking up with the Dutchman at the Theatre of Dreams.

Given the array of options Ten Hag has at the heart of defence, it meant that Jones did not stand any chance of making this season's squad.

Has Phil Jones played his last game for Man United?

While United have the option of naming Jones in the squad in January should he prove match fitness, it is very unlikely he will play for the side again.

According to ESPN, the England international could have potentially played his last game for the Old Trafford dwellers.

The ex-Blackburn Rovers star has not featured for the English giants this season, with his last appearance coming back in April 2022, when he was named in the squad that played Liverpool.

Jones has an active contract at Old Trafford which is due to expire at the end of the ongoing season.

Whereas United have an option of extending the deal by another 12 months, there is every chance that won't be happening, with the defender now in line to walk out - quietly.

Serie A club invites Ronaldo to join them

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Italian giants Udinese have sent Cristiano Ronaldo a cheeky message on social media inviting him to join them.

The club's goalkeeper was the first to ask Ronaldo to join him at Udinese before the Serie A club picked the discussion with an amplified message to the Man United attacker.

Ronaldo was keen to depart Old Trafford during the summer, but his push to join a Champions League did not succeed.

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