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Phil Jones Handed Transfer Lifeline, Premier League Club Reportedly 'Interested'

Nasir Jabbar

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Phil Jones Handed Transfer Lifeline, Premier League Club Reportedly 'Interested'

​Phil Jones has been handed a reported transfer lifeline, with a Premier League club thought to be interested in signing him in January.

Jones has yet to play a game for Manchester United this term, having missed the entire campaign last season. 

Image: PA
Image: PA

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick, though, has been impressed by the 29-year-old since his arrival at the club. 

What's more, he would have played against Young Boys in the Champions League earlier this month had he been eligible for the competition.

But it appears a top flight club is prepared to give him regular game time, with Burnley believed to be interested in acquiring his services when the transfer window reopens, according to an online report. 

Burnley are fighting for their Premier League status this season as they currently occupy one of the three relegation spots. 

It seems that Sean Dyche is hoping to strengthen his side during the January transfer window in a bid to keep his side in the top flight. 

Jones' last appearance for The Red Devils was in a FA Cup clash against Tranmere Rovers back in January 2020.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The former Blackburn Rovers man has struggled for fitness, with a serious knee injury keeping him out of action for around 18 months.

Speaking earlier this year, former Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the player's commitment and defended him from criticism over his lack of first-team football.​​

"Phil has had a horrible 18-19 months and probably a year before that as well with injuries," Solskjaer told the club’s website.

"Phil is a no fuss, get-on-with-it type of guy. I know more than anyone how it feels to be injured at that stage.

"He's still not 30 years of age. Since I came here, he's battled with this knee injury, he's put his body on the line, every single training session, every single game."

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Phil Jones

Nasir Jabbar
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