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Jones signs new Man Utd deal to 2023



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 )