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Phil Jones considered retirement during COVID-19 pandemic

Phil Jones is one of the players at Manchester United who knew his phone wouldn’t be ringing when his teammates were getting called up for international duty. Those days have long gone.

The Manchester United centre-back’s career has been destroyed by injuries, but there are still moments he can reflect on – like winning the league and representing England at two World Cups.

According to ESPN, Jones considered retiring from football during the COVID-19 pandemic, after sustaining a serious knee injury in February 2020.

It’s sad to see how things turned out for Jones, but hopefully there is still a light at the end of the tunnel — even if that is away from Old Trafford.

Jones is forbidden from playing in the Premier League now and it is believed that he missed out on a move in the summer due to a knock. It’s unlikely that he will be added to the Premier League squad in January too, with new arrival Lisandro Martinez only pushing him further down the pecking order.

There were high hopes for Jones after he joined from Blackburn Rovers in 2011, but it would be fair to see he never reached those heights, and I would put that down to injuries and having multiple different managers down the years.

Hopefully Jones can get a move and resurrect his career in January.

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