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Veteran United defender looking for alternatives amidst MLS offer

Phil Jones has no clear proposals from prospective suitors.
Phil Jones has no clear proposals from prospective suitors.

Manchester United centre-back Phil Jones looking for other options as DC United make offer

According to The Daily Mail via UtdPlug on Twitter (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United defender Phil Jones is holding on for other clubs to make an offer amidst DC United’s proposal for the 30-year-old.

The MLS appointed Wayne Rooney as their manager earlier this summer. But Jones doesn’t seem to be keen on reuniting with the ex-Red Devil.

The 30-year-old joined the Manchester-based club back in 2011 after impressing at Blackburn Rovers. There were high expectations set on the defender and he looked good during his initial years in a red shirt.

But fans have been left disappointed by Jones’ career trajectory at United. Injuries have left the 30-year-old rueing his time on the sidelines. His most prolonged spell out saw the England national miss almost two years of first-team action.

Jones made his first start for United since January 2020 against Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this year. While the match ended in a defeat, fans appreciated the shift the 30-year-old put in.

It’s been a difficult few years for Jones. United have also added reinforcements over the years. And the 30-year-old hasn’t gotten the opportunities to play regularly.

Manchester United centre-back Phil Jones looking for other options as DC United make offer.
Phil Jones has had an awful time with injuries at Manchester United. (imago Images)

Raphael Varane signed for the Red Devils last summer in a highly anticipated move. The French centre-back was considered one of the best defenders at Real Madrid.

But the backline didn’t perform up to the mark in the previous campaign. Our other high-profile signing at the back, Harry Maguire, was shaky throughout last season. Fans felt the captain wasn’t able to lead the line.

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Erik ten Hag now has plenty of options for the centre-back position next season with the arrival of Lisandro Martinez. Jones’ departure looks likely. Hopefully, the 30-year-old can put his troubles at United behind him and focus on a new challenge.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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