London Giants Fail In Their Pursuit For Manchester United Defender

According to England based media outlet The Daily Mail, London clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Leicester City have approached Manchester United for the signing of defender Phil Jones.

Phil Jones began his footballing career in the Blackburn Rovers youth academy, which he joined in 2002. He then joined the senior team for the 2009-2010 Premier League season, signing a two-year professional contract with Blackburn.

He made his first team debut for Blackburn after starting the League Cup game against Nottingham Forest in September 2009, and later made his first Premier League start for against Chelsea on 21st March, just a month after turning 18.

At the end of the 2011 season, Jones signed for Manchester United on a five-year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee believed to be at least £16.5 million. He made his competitive debut for Manchester United as a second-half substitute, replacing fellow Englishman Rio Ferdinand in the FA Community Shield match against local rivals Manchester City.

Despite being tipped for greatness in the Red of Manchester United, Jones’ United career has been plagued with injuries. In fact, he only managed to play 625 minutes of football in the Premier League last season.

Jones has not featured for Manchester United since January of this year, but surprisingly Manchester United want to retain the Englishman.

According to The Daily Mail, Manchester United manager José Mourinho has rejected approaches from Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and the reigning English champions Leicester City for Phil Jones, as the Special One has no intention to strengthen his title rivals.


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