Manchester United defender Phil Jones has never been the same since Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford.
However, according to The Athletic‘s Laurie Whitwell, Jones has recently undergone surgery to clear a lingering problem with his knee. The surgery has been a success and Man United are confident that he can turn his career around and finally live up to expectations.
David Moyes, who managed Jones during his time at Old Trafford, is keen to sign him, although that hinges on whether or not West Ham stay in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old is open to a move regardless, as he wants to be playing regular football and finds himself below the likes of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly in the pecking order. He has shockingly only managed to play two games in the Premier League all season.
Unsurprisingly, many United fans slammed the news on social media, with some branding him a “broken man” and suggesting that he is “robbing the club blind” in light of his horrendous injury record. Meanwhile, one fan urged the board to “get him out.”
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
I don't like Phil, but I don't like to see a broken man failing either. Good news, this. Hope he reignites his career again, somehow. Prefer that he finds it elsewhere, however. Him at OT just isn't cutting out.
— Daniel Rashford (@J1nNOS) July 13, 2020
— MalikUTD ⭐️⭐️ (@NutmegSzn) July 13, 2020
Get him out 👍🏾
— Emma™🇾🇪 (@UtdSwagger) July 13, 2020
Water is wet! We don’t care!
— Mannie 🇳🇬🇺🇸🇨🇦 (@lord_mannie) July 13, 2020
— #OleOut #GlazersOut #WoodwardOut 🔴⚪️⚫️🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@jegodon) July 13, 2020
Phil Jones is the persistent issue utd need to clear!
— Trev UTID 🔰🇾🇪 (@knaggsy097) July 13, 2020
— kø🇳🇬 (@NoT_Daniel21) July 13, 2020
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