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Ferguson pick → rag defense → forgotten DF, leaving Manchester United… 13 years together ending

Phil Jones, who fell in the eyes of the famous manager and played for the prestigious Manchester United, is leaving the team.

Transfer reporter Fabricio Romano reported on the 16th (Korean time) that Phil Jones will leave Manchester United at the end of the season.

The reporter said, “This decision has been confirmed. The club will release Jones as a free agent. Together with Jones, Axel Tuanzebe will get a new opportunity as a free agent.”

Jones came from the Blackburn Sacred Heart Youth, who joined the Blackburn Rovers Academy in 2002 and made his professional debut at Blackburn in 2010.

At the time, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson took notice of Jones, who had tenacious defense and good physicality in the Premier League, and signed him to Manchester United in the summer of 2011, a year later. At the time, the transfer fee was 19.3 million euros (approximately 28.1 billion won).

Jones played as a starting centre-back until the 2012/13 season, Ferguson’s retirement season. In the 2011/12 season he played 2105 minutes in 29 Premier League matches.

Jones received a lot of praise in the season right after his acquisition for his unique interpersonal defense ability and unsparing defense. In particular, he left a deep impression with his so-called ‘mop defense’, where he kept his head up to the end even after falling. 안전놀이터

However, Jones has been seriously injured due to this style of play, and since the 2012/13 season, there have been no injuries such as back, knee, ankle, shoulder, hamstring, and shinbone, and he has been diagnosed with concussion and even retinal vein occlusion.

Most recently, he suffered a knee injury in June 2020 and was sidelined for 454 days.

His record in the official game is that there is no record for the 2020/21 season after the 2019/20 season, and his 8 official appearances, including 4 appearances in the Premier League in the 2021/22 season, are over. There is no record of appearances this season either.

Jones scored 6 goals and 10 assists in 229 games over 12 years at Manchester United.

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