Phil Jones signs four-year contract extension at Manchester United
Manchester United defender Phil Jones has committed his future to the club, signing a contract extension that will keep him with the Red Devils until 2019, the club announced on Monday.
"We are delighted that Phil has signed a new contract. He is a talented footballer with great versatility and can play in a number of positions," manager Louis Van Gaal said in a statement.
Jones joined Manchester United in 2011 after making a name for himself at Blackburn Rovers. Since then he has made 128 appearances with the team, scoring five goals with nine assists and playing multiple positions along the back line and occasionally as a central midfielder.
Since joining Manchester United, Jones has also become a consistent member of the England national team setup when fit, earning 17 caps and playing in the 2014 World Cup.
Jones missed a large portion of last season with various leg injuries, but returned to play the final three games of the campaign as Manchester United finished fourth and sealed a return to the UEFA Champions League. He provided one of the highlights of the 2014-15 EPL season in the penultimate game against Arsenal with some improvisational defending against Olivier Giroud: