Manchester United defender Phil Jones is reportedly missing the rest of the season. That’s why the Red Devils only have suitable Harry Maguire and Lindelöf as central defenders.
Erik Ten Hag also announced that Phil Jones is unlikely to return this season. They also did not register him in the Europa League squad.
MANCHESTER UNITED DEFENDER LIKELY TO MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON
Manchester United defender Phil Jones has not yet recovered from the injury, according to the Athletic. The report also claims that the defender has been working to resolve the issues since the start of the season. However, the defender failed to complete a training session under Erik Ten Hag. Therefore, he is unlikely to even feature in the team.
Manchester United haven’t included him in the Europa League squad either. The Red Devils should therefore start against Sevilla with Victor Lindelöf and Harry Maguire. While Raphael Varane still has hope of playing for the remainder. However, Lisandro Martinez is out for the rest of the season. While there’s a good chance Jones will eventually leave the club.
THE RED DEVILS WON’T OFFER PHIL JONES A CONTRACT EXTENSION
According to reports, Manchester United are unlikely to offer Phil Jones a contract extension. The original deal also has the option to extend the deal for another season. However, the Red Devils are unlikely to take the option. Therefore, Phil Jones is likely to be one of many players to be part of clearance in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Manchester United are determined to sign a great striker in the upcoming summer transfer window. Therefore, they will first have to release or sell some fringe players in the team. Phil Jones currently earns around £40,000-45,000 a week. Dismissing him at the end of the contract at the end of the season is therefore a good solution for all parties.
The Manchester United defender still has a few years left in his playing career. From then on, the clubs of the Championship keep an eye on his situation. However, Phil Jones will face a pay cut to sign for Championship clubs.