Sport Manchester United outcast Phil Jones is proving to be 'UNSELLABLE'
Solskjaer signs new Manchester United contract
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new contract with the club until 2024, with the option of a further year. Former club striker Solskjaer initially stepped in as caretaker boss at Old Trafford in December 2018, replacing Jose Mourinho. © PA Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new contract After leading United to 14 wins from 19 matches, Solskjaer was rewarded with a three-year contract in 2019, which was set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season. Solskjaer led the club to a third-place Premier League finish in his first full season in charge.
are reportedly struggling to generate any interest in forgotten man Phil Jones, despite their best efforts to move him on ahead of the imminent arrival of .
The 29-year-old defender has not played for the Red Devils in 18 months after falling out of favour before picking up a long-term knee injury, with four other centre-backs enjoying game time in's side in that time.
Jones, who still has two years left on his United contract, will fall down the pecking order even further whencentre-back Varane arrives at Old Trafford in a £42million deal from the Spanish giants.
Man Utd handed wake-up call after QPR humbling
Man Utd endured a torrid afternoon in west London as Championship side QPR secured a resounding 4-2 pre-season victory over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.In what was a lively atmosphere at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United the lead after just three minutes, but it lasted just four minutes as Charlie Austin's header brought the hosts level.
And, according to the, Jones is unable to attract a transfer fee due to the injury that has ruled him out for 13 months, even though his contract expiry date is in June 2023.
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The defender signed a new four-year deal mid-way through the 2018-19 season, just a couple of months after Solskjaer was installed as Red Devils boss following Jose Mourinho's sacking.
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The hospitalized Supertalk 99.7 WTN host "regrets not being more pro-vaccination and more vehemently advocating that position," his brother said.Phil Valentine, a host on the Nashville, Tennessee-based radio station Supertalk 99.7 WTN, revealed earlier this month that he had fallen sick with COVID. Prior to his diagnosis, Valentine had been publicly skeptical about the need for all adults to get the COVID vaccine, including by posting a parody song online called Vaxman. The song spoke about personal freedoms around vaccination.
The deal means the 29-year-old earns £4million-a-year but he has not played since a 6-0 FA Cup victory over Tranmere Rovers at the beginning of 2020.
However, Jones was seen travelling with the United squad as part of their pre-season tour to Scotland last week, but will face an intense battle to force his way into Solskjaer's plans this season.
Jones first fell out of favour under Solskjaer as Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire stamped their authorities as first-choice centre-halves, while Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe are the back-up options in that position.
That competition means Jones is likely to seek a move away from Old Trafford this summer, withon a free transfer.
The move would see Jones reunite with Hammers boss David Moyes, who worked with the centre-back during his brief spell as Red Devils boss between the summer of 2013 and April 2014.
Alun Wyn Jones bows out on 'special tour for the wrong reasons' .
Alun Wyn Jones ended his British and Irish Lions career on an emotional note after the third Test against the Springboks in Cape Town at the conclusion of "a special tour for the wrong reasons." "To be out here in South Africa, which is facing its own struggles with Covid, to be part of this, it's been a special tour for the wrong reasons."The Lions captain attended a press conference, still wearing his playing kit and carrying a beer, after his team were beaten 19-16 in the series-deciding encounter.