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Phil Jones admits going through “hell and back” on painful road back from injury

Phil Jones has admitted he’s been to hell and back during his road to recovery at Manchester United, but he ‘sees the light at the end of the tunnel’.

Jones was once considered a future England captain.

Jones made only two Premier League appearances during the campaign. His last appearance was in the 19/20 season.

As the Red Devils attempted to sell the centre-back, the 29-year old failed to get any offers.

Jones has struggled with injuries of late, but when speaking to Manchester United’s podcast, he has revealed he is optimistic about the future.



Manchester United's English defender Phil Jones applauds fans after winning the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Bournemouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 13, 2017
Jones is happy to back training again

“I’m feeling good at the minute,” he said during an upcoming episode of the official United club podcast.

“Obviously, I’ve been through hell and back over the last couple of years. I struggled with my knee a little bit and [there] came a point after lockdown where I thought enough was enough.

“Thankfully, I see the light at the end of the tunnel now, and I’ve been back training, played a few behind-closed-doors games and I’m feeling really good at the minute.

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Phil Jones of Manchester United lies injured during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley FC at Old Trafford on January 22, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Jones last Premier League appearance came in the 19/20 season

“It’s so good to be back out training with the lads and enjoying being a footballer again because for the last 15 months, it’s been all ‘daddy daycare’ and not much football.”

Jones has fallen down the pecking order at United, and with the arrival of Raphael Varane competition for places has heightened.

The Englishman is still under contract until 2023.

Phil Jones admits going through “hell and back” on painful road back from injury
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