Official: Man United tie £50,000-a-week central defender down to new contract

Manchester United star Phil Jones has penned a new contract with the Red Devils, committing the star to the Old Trafford club until June of 2023, the club have confirmed.

The 26-year-old England international centre-back has featured regularly since interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at the club.

Manchester United have the option to extend the new contract by a further year if they wish. His existing deal was set to expire this coming summer.

Englishman said: ‘I am delighted to have signed a new contract. 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.’

Ole 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.’

Phil has played 208 times for the club and netted five goals since he arrived from Blackburn Rovers in 2011.

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