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Phil Jones Is In Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Plans This Season Despite His Injury Record

Alex White

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Phil Jones Is In Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Plans This Season Despite His Injury Record

Phil Jones has remarkably been informed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he is part of his plans for Manchester United's upcoming season after not playing for the team since the start of last year.

Jones, who has been out with knee problems since 2020, last featured off the bench for United in a 3-1 win against Tranmere in the FA Cup in January 2020.

After finally recovering from his surgery last year, the former England international made his first appearance for the club in a behind closed doors friendly against Burnley on Tuesday afternoon.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

After the signing of Raphael Varane, many fans were lead to believe that Jones was surplus to requirements as Varane, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly would be ahead of him in the pecking order.

However, as Axel Tuanzebe has gone on loan to Aston Villa, Solskjaer has looked to use Jones as one of his five centre-backs.

As Jones looks to rebuild his career, United fans have reacted to the news on social media.




Whilst Jones was involved in the friendly on Tuesday, United's new signing Raphael Varane was not able to play which has put doubt on whether he will feature against Southampton this weekend.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Phil Jones, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Alex White
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