Phil Jones signs new four year deal at Manchester United
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Phil Jones signs new four year deal at Manchester United

PHIL JONES has pledged his future to Manchester United by penning a new deal which will take him up to 2023.

The centre half made his debut at Old Trafford in 2011 under then-manager Alex Ferguson.

He has made 156 appearances for United but had fallen out of favour with former manager Jose Mourinho.

United were heavily linked with a number of centre halves last summer and Jones’ time at Old Trafford appeared to be up.

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Jose Mourinho applauds fans as Phil Jones of Manchester United looks dejected after missing his team's eighth penalty during the Carabao Cup Third Round defeat last September. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

But he has seen more game-time under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer said: "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.

"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."

Victor Lindelof of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Burnley with Phil Jones during the Premier League match against Burnley at Old Trafford. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Jones joined the club from Blackburn for £16.5 million in June 2011 and won the league title in Ferguson’s last season in 2013.

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"I am delighted to have signed a new contract," Jones said.

"Manchester United has been a big part of my life for eight years and I love everything about this club.  I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead of us as we prepare for a very busy period in the season.

"I would like to thank Ole and the coaching staff for their continued support in my development."