Phil Jones Becomes the Latest United Player to Sign New Contract

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Phil Jones become the latest player to commit his future to Manchester United with the defender signing a new deal until at least 2023.

The England defender was out of contract at the end of the season but United have moved to secure his long-term future. The new deal includes an option on the club’s side to extend the agreement by a further 12 months.

The 26-year-old has made 208 appearances in all competitions since joining the Old Trafford giants from Blackburn in a £16.5 million deal in 2011.

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The England defender has signed a new and improved contract until 2023, with the option to extend by a further year.

“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,” Jones said. “Manchester United has been a big part of my life for eight years and I love everything about this club.”

“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 and the coaching staff for their continued support in my development.”

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The caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, sees the defender as a key force within the group”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,” the Norwegian said.

“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.”

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Last week Anthony Martial signed a new contract until at least 2024, while Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay all agreed new deals earlier this season.

Jones, who has endured injury issues throughout his time at Old Trafford, had found himself on the fringes of the fold early in the 2018-19 campaign.

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He played just three Premier League games under Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese favouring other options.

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