Phil Jones is departing from Manchester Utd after 12 years and several comical glances.
Phil Jones is about to quit Manchester United after 12 years and a slew of amusing face expressions.
One of at least five contract players who will be let go this summer is the ex-England defender. Jones’ upcoming exit comes as no surprise after a string of injuries. Due to a knee injury, the former Blackburn defender has only started two games in the last three years. He hasn’t worked out this year and not last seen at the team’s training center.
Jones received a lucrative new deal in February 2019, although he has only made 16 appearances since then, getting replaced at halftime in five of those games.
His lack of playing time has deprived football fans all across the world of his funny on-field facial expressions, which have captivated legions of social media users for years.
Given his injury issues, the 31-year-old’s Premier League career may be done. If he decides to continue playing, he might find himself in the EFL or overseas.
It’s fair to say Jones’ career hasn’t reached the heights many expected. Jones, perhaps, the way he is looking, might be our finest player ever; Sir Alex Ferguson’s infamous 2013 statement.
While that ambitious forecast never came to fruition, Jones can look back on a slew of trophies, including the Premier League championship (2013), FA Cup (2016), and Europa League (2017).
Another player set to leave Old Trafford is Axel Tuanzebe. He has been out by injury since the 2021 Europa League final.
Ethan Galbraith, on loan from Salford City, Ondrej Mastny, and Charlie Wellens are all due to be released.
Phil Jones is likely to be released by United in the summer
Phil Jones’ Manchester United career appears to be coming to an end this summer. The club is preparing to dismiss a slew of underperforming fringe players.
Erik ten Hag wants to clean out his team. As soon as the current season is over, he allegedly plans to fire some people.
Contract termination would result in the forfeiture of any prospective transfer money and is often reserved for academy assets and players regarded to have no practical sell-on value.