With his contract set to end this summer, Phil Jones will depart Manchester United following a "very difficult" few years due to injuries. The 31-year-old made 229 appearances for United and scored six goals during his tenure there. He has received 27 England caps.
The defender joined the team in 2011 after leaving Blackburn Rovers, and in 2012–13 he played for the Premier League champions. He made his final United game in a 3-0 victory over Brentford at the close of last season, and he has missed all of this season with an injury.
Jones acknowledged that he felt like he was "letting people down" and that he "found it hard to even speak to my team-mates" because he was "hurt that I couldn't help them".