Published February 8, 2019
Phil Jones has become the latest Manchester United player to be rewarded with a new contract , signing a deal which will keep him at the club until at least 2023 , the club announced on Friday .
Jones , 26 , joined from Blackburn Rovers in 2011 and has won one Premier League title , an FA Cup and Europa League in 208 appearances for the club .
The England defender has suffered injury problems and dips in form in his time at Old Trafford but played in all 10 of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ s unbeaten matches since the Norwegian took caretaker charge .
The contract includes 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 . ”
Solskjaer believes Jones is coming into his prime.
“ 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 , ” said the interim boss.
“ He is coming up to his 27 th birthday and entering into his prime years as a centre -half . We are delighted Phil has committed his future to the club .”
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 .
Negotiations are ongoing with Ander Herrera and Ashley Young, who are reportedly close to extending their current deals beyond the end of the season .
( AFP )