Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to 26-year-old’s new Man United contract

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens up about Phil Jones' new Manchester United contract

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his delight at seeing Phil Jones commit his future to Manchester United by signing a new contract at the club.

The Red Devils confirmed on Friday morning that the 26-year-old defender had signed a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2023, with the option for a further year.

Jones has been a regular fixture in the Manchester United team since Solskjaer was brought in as Jose Mourinho’s successor at Old Trafford last month.

And the Manchester United interim boss has now expressed his delight at seeing the England international sign a new long-term contract with the Red Devils.

Speaking to Manchester United’s website, Solskjaer 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.”

Jones himself said that he is now looking forward to helping Manchester United through one of the most hectic parts of the current campaign.

Jones 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.”

Jones will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night.

They will then take on Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday 18 February.

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