Phil Jones is LEFT OUT of Manchester United’s Premier League squad as the forgotten defender is given the cold shoulder by Erik ten Hag once again… after failing to make the Dutchman’s Europa League squad and reportedly being axed from the dressing room
- Phil Jones does not make Erik ten Hag’s final Premier League squad of 25 players
- The out of favour defender has started just twice for United in the last two years
- Jones still has a year left on his contract having signed a four-year deal in 2019
Phil Jones has been left out of Manchester United’s finalised squad list for the 2022-23 Premier League season.
The 30-year-old has been left out in the cold by Erik ten Hag, and with his contract up at the end of the season, he will not make another Premier League appearance unless he is registered in January.
Jones joined from boyhood side Blackburn Rovers back in 2011, but has been marginalised at United over the past two seasons, playing just 13 games in that period.
Phil Jones has been left out of Manchester United’s 25-man Premier League squad
Ten Hag’s 25-man squad list includes all six of his summer signings, as well as young goalkeeper Nathan Bishop and third choice left-back Brandon Williams.
The Dutchman has named a total of five central defenders, with regulars club captain Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof joined by Axel Tuanzebe in the squad.
As a result of his omission, it now looks increasingly unlikely that Jones will be given the opportunity to add to his 229 club appearances, even in the cup competitions with five ahead of him in the pecking order and Ten Hag keen to play youngsters.
Erik ten Hag instead names five central defenders including Axel Tuanzebe ahead of him
Jones was also left out of the club’s Europa League squad list for the coming season, and the out of favour defender has started just twice for United in the last two years.
Reports had surfaced that the out-of-favour centre-half had been ousted from the first-team dressing room at United’s Carrington training facility.
Room at Carrington has squeezed since the arrivals of playmaker Christian Eriksen, ex-Real Madrid star Casemiro, goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, left-back Tyrell Malacia and former Ajax pair Antony and Martinez.
Phil Jones (pictured) was also left out of Manchester United’s 25-man Europa League squad
Reports also emerged that the former England international had been axed from the first team
Third-choice left-back Williams, 20-year-old Teden Mengi and fellow centre-half Tuanzebe were also told to move down the corridor to the under-23 changing room, according to the Sun.
At only 30-years-old, Jones still has plenty of football ahead of himself, but he will likely need to move away from Old Trafford to achieve that as it stands.
Alongside David de Gea, the former England international is one of only two United players remaining at the club since their last Premier League title in 2013, and has won a Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup and two Community Shields.
UNITED’S PREMIER LEAGUE SQUAD
Nathan Bishop, David De Gea, Martin Dubravka, Tom Heaton
Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams
Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek
Antony, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho
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