Manchester United defender signs new deal until 2019

first_img Manchester United defender Phil Jones 1 Phil Jones has signed a new contract with Manchester United, the Premier League club have announced.The 23-year-old England defender has made 128 appearances and won one Premier League title since joining the Red Devils from Blackburn in 2011, and will now stay at Old Trafford until at least June 2019, with an option to stay for a further year.He joins fellow centre-back Chris Smalling in agreeing new terms with the club, with his Three Lions team-mate penning a new deal in April.On the announcement of Jones’ new deal, manager Louis van Gaal said: “We are delighted that Phil has signed a new contract. He is a talented footballer with great versatility and can play in a number of positions. “Phil is a relatively young defender who is developing all the time. He missed some of last season due to injury but I was impressed by his professionalism and attitude during those periods.”The defender added: “I am delighted to have signed a new deal. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far and am looking forward to continuing my development as a player.  “This a great club to be part of and I cannot wait to start the new campaign. I would like to thank the manager, coaching staff and fans for their continued support.”last_img