Manchester United legend and Interim manager of Derby County Wayne Rooney break the silence. over transfer links of Manchester United defender Phil Jones. The England international is linked with a loan move to Derby County in next month’s transfer window. Rooney and Phil Jones have once played together for the club and the country.
Wayne Rooney smartly played down the speculations linking Phil Jones to Derby County. The County boss distinctly turned down the first signing of the club to be Phil Jones. The England defender on several occasions has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. The latest destination being the Championship club.
Even though there are strong links of Phil Jones moving away to Derby County. But the United legend kept his transfer cards close to his chest and turned down raiding his former club for any new incoming. The experienced England defender has fallen deeply in the pecking order under Ole Gunner Solskjaer and might look for a temporary move instead.
Is United chapter over for Phil Jones?
Jones has been linked with a host of clubs including Newcastle United, West Ham United, and Leicester City lately. Even though the 28-year-old has slipped down the sight and mind of Manchester United supporters. Moreover, he has been frozen out of the squad and has failed to make a single appearance for Manchester United this season.
Several injury setbacks are followed by the overlooking at Jones even when he was completely well. Restricted his United outing. He was last seen making his way in January’s FA Cup fourth-round clash against Tranmere Rovers. Since that day he could only struggle to get a single outing for Manchester United.
Jones would make his way out of the club in the coming month or in summer. After the versatile operator is having little to hope of making himself a part of Solskjaer plans. The Norwegian manager has made his fondness for the go-to center-half pairing of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof very clear. After a number of appearances.
The backup duty is handled by Eric Bailly and the impressive Manchester United graduate Alex Tuanzebe has also risen above the England international defender. Leaving absolutely no choice for Jones to look elsewhere for a regular game time.
Rooney breaks the silence on Jones situation
Rooney has told reporters ahead of their Boxing Day fixture against Preston North End at Pride Park. That Jones belongs to Manchester United and it’s not his job to speak on him till he remains at United.
Earlier in October, Solskjaer also opened up on Jones’s injury with a regain to full fitness ahead of the January transfer window. He said that Jones is working hard to make a possie return hopefully till December. He is working diligently on his fitness and would be back soon. It seems that soon isn’t over yet.
The Red Devils all-time leading goalscorer has played on 143 occasions Phil Jones for the club and for the country. Thus is aware of his qualities and everything that Jones may offer to the club. After his side is struggling to retain their status in the Championship.
The Championship based club sits 22nd in the second tier. They are in need of an experienced defender having 27 England caps under his name for the country. Even if the move is really on the cards then the club has to be patient as Phil Jones might take some time to reach his full potential. After a long break from the first-team action.