Phil Jones has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with Manchester United that ties him to Old Trafford until June 2023.
The England defender was out of contract at the end of the season but United have moved to secure his long-term future. The new deal includes an option on the club’s side to extend the agreement by a further 12 months.
Jones, 26, has been plagued by injury troubles over recent years, which has interrupted his progress, but United believes still has much to offer, with caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggesting the defender was “entering into his prime years as a centre half.”
“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,” Solskjaer said.
“He is coming up to his 27th birthday and entering into his prime years as a centre-half. We are delighted Phil has committed his future to the club.”