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Phil’s last hurrah

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After 12 years of some good performances, a lot of hype, and even more injuries, Phil Jones is set to depart Manchester United, the club and player announced. Phil Jones’ last game for Manchester United turned out to be a 3-0 win for the club against Brentford near the end of last season.

With Jones set to begin a new, hopefully, injury-free chapter in his professional career, here’s a look back at his time at the club, including his last game for the club.

Phil Jones’ last game 

In a storybook ending, Phil Jones’ last game was a PL fixture against Brentford which was also the last time many long-term serving members of the club played their last game at Old Trafford.

United’s fixture against Brentford at Old Trafford on May 3, 2022, turned out to be the last game for players like Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, and Jesse Lingard amongst others.

Phil Jones made an appearance off the bench in the 75th minute, with the team already leading by three goals. He came on for Juan Mata, who received warm applause from the Old Trafford faithful in his last home appearance.

Jones showed some good touches and was his usual committed self as United saved their clean sheet with him on the pitch.

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Phil Jones’ trophies at Manchester United

Phil Jones was hailed as the future of England and Manchester United when he became a highly-coveted capture, personally led by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Although his time at the club coincided with United’s skid competitively, he still managed to achieve many honours at the club.

During his time here, he won the English Premier League title once (2012/13), Europa League once (2016/17). He is also a one-time winner of the FA Cup (2016), and a league cup winner (2017). Two English Super Cup (Community Shield) victories round up his trophy cabinet at Manchester United.

In total, he made 229 appearances for Red Devils across all competitions in his 12-year stay at the club. However, his injury luck really took a turn for the worse since the 2019/20 season.

In the four seasons since then, including the 2019/20 season, he has made just 13 appearances, averaging just above three games a season. He has failed to play at all this year, similar to his 2020/21 season, where he also didn’t play a game.

Now, with his £75,000/week contract set to expire at the end of the season, he will hope his next spell in football goes better than this one.

Vatsal Gupta
A die-hard Red Devil, who has straight up not had a good time since 2012. Lives on Korean dramas and books and can often be heard talking about armchair psychological stuff.

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