According to rumors, Phil Jones has been kicked out of the Manchester United dressing room at the club’s training facility to make room for Erik ten Hag’s new acquisitions.
It’s the latest setback for unfortunate Jones and another twist in his weird United career, which was already on the rocks before he committed to a four-year, £110,000-week deal in February 2019.
The 30-year-old defender, who has made 229 appearances for United in all competitions, is yet to play for Erik ten Hag’s team this season.
Jones has assisted United in winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Europa League since his move to Old Trafford more than ten years ago.
There is only capacity for 24 players in the first-team changing room at Carrington, therefore Jones, along with Brandon Williams and Alex Tuanzebe, have reportedly been instructed to use the U23s’ dressing room instead, according to reports.
Making room for new acquisitions like Casemiro, Antony, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, and Martin Dubravka is the purpose of this.
Jones signed a four-year contract extension in 2019 and has one more year left on his current United contract.
His transfer to Major League Soccer team DC United, whose manager is United great Wayne Rooney, was rumored to happen earlier this summer.
In January, Jones could make a loan move to the French team Bordeaux, but he declined the offer.
Jones was praised by Jones, who Fabio Capello, a former England manager, compared to the great Italian defender Franco Baresi.
Sir Alex Ferguson once said that he would end up becoming the greatest player in United history.
Jones is now waiting with United in the hopes that they would sell him in January because injuries prevented him from keeping his commitment.
A new contract for Jones, according to Liverpool veteran Graeme Souness, represents ten years of mismanagement at the club, and he criticized United for it in July.
Their extreme poverty in so many parts, he claimed, is their main issue. For the individuals at the football club who are making choices,