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.
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.
Not even mad at it because we know he'll just get injured again & we'll never see him play- Ryan. :beginner: (@Vintage_Utd) August 17, 2021
Very much doubt it's through choice anyway... to sell you need a buyer and who in their right mind would gamble on Jones at the moment- . (@utdlw) August 17, 2021
Reckon I'm in the minority here, but I really hope he can rebuild. No player deserves the bad luck he's had, the talent he showed at Blackburn had many clubs excited.- Dec (@Declan_ORegan) August 17, 2021
Would be nice to see him get back to full fitness and sustain it and as one of our players I'll back him
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.
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