Jones offered with superb memento by Man Utd after asserting exit
PHIL JONES was gifted a framed memento by Manchester United chief Darren Fletcher after it was introduced he could be leaving the membership.
The centre-back, 31, has spent 12 years at Outdated Trafford since signing from Blackburn in 2011.
He has been suffering from accidents in recent times, making simply 5 appearances because the begin of the 2020/21 season.
And now he has confirmed his Man Utd exit as he prepares to turn out to be a free agent in the summertime.
Shortly after the announcement on Friday, a video was shared by the membership of technical director Fletcher, 39, speaking to Jones on the aspect of the Outdated Trafford pitch.
He had with him one in every of Jones‘ Man Utd shirts from his Premier League triumph in 2013.
It was framed neatly with some footage of the defender’s profession highlights alongside it.
And Fletcher stated: “That is just a bit memento from everybody on the membership to say an enormous, huge congratulations on a beautiful profession.
“Clearly, as a team-mate and understanding what an important participant you might be.
“The equipment within the 12 months you gained the league as nicely so we thought it could be a pleasant contact. And we would similar to to say an enormous thanks for every part.
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“You are an important household man, nice participant, nice team-mate. You went above and past for Manchester United each time you wore the badge, you performed along with your coronary heart. I feel the followers and everybody can recognise it.
“What an unbelievable servant you’ve been to the club and we’d just like to wish you all the best in your future and you’re always welcome back at Old Trafford any time.”
The video ends with Jones and Fletcher shaking fingers, earlier than the defender provides: “Thank you very much.”
Jones made 229 appearances for Man Utd, profitable the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.
He additionally racked up 27 caps for England between 2011 and 2018.
Jones turned down a testimonial and defined he did so as a result of “there’d be only my mum and dad who would turn up”.
However followers are eager to see him be given a grand farewell.
Reacting to the video of Fletcher and Jones, one particular person stated: “Let him play one last time.”
One other added: “Deserves a proper farewell.”
Whereas a 3rd summed him up by replying: “The legend .”