Twitter reacts to Phil Jones' contract renewal

Phil Jones extends his stay at Old Trafford to June 2023

It's been a transitional season for Manchester United but their supporters will be confident that good times are just around the corner. Since the toxic Jose Mourinho era drew to it's conclusion following a 3-1 schooling at the hands of Liverpool the clubs hierarchy decided to make the bold move to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his interim successor - a move that initially raised eyebrows. But 10 games in, no defeats and 9 wins the mood around Old Trafford has changed completely.

They're now fully back and involved in the race for the top 4 and with the next round of the Champions League set to begin on Tuesday with a tie against Paris Saint-Germain - hopes are high up in the north west that they can end the campaign on a high. Solskjaer has got the Red Devils back playing the 'United Way' and the club have been keen to maintain the feel good factor by tying down a number of first team players down to new long-term deals.

The likes of Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial have all been tied down to lucrative new contracts, whilst Ashley Young and Ander Herrera are also expected to commit their futures to United very soon.

But one renewal which has really made the headlines is that of Phil Jones. The 26 year-old has been at the club since 2011 and despite never breaking through as one of the first names on the teamsheet, he's evidently seen as an important member of the squad.

Solskjaer told manutd.com “Phil knows what it takes to be a Manchester United player. He has won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League and is now one of the senior players within the team. He is coming up to his 27th birthday and entering into his prime years as a centre-half. We are delighted Phil has committed his future to the club.” Words that aren't echoed by the Manchester United supporters - especially with him taking home a reported £100k a week...

Football Twitter reacts...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be delighted that the club have managed to tie down the 26 year-old but it's pretty fair to say that it's a move that has split opinion amongst the fans and the football public in general. Jones is seen as something of a comedy character by football fans, mainly due to some of the hilarious faces he pulls when defending and his tendency to dive into tackles.

He certainly possesses some top attributes otherwise he wouldn't have been on the books of a club like Manchester United for 8 years, but their supporters still aren't too overjoyed with the news that he could potentially extend that stay to 2023. United have already conceded a massive 35 goals this season - 20 more than leaders Liverpool - so it's easy to see the concern amongst the fans!

We've had a look through Twitter and put together some of the best reactions to Phil Jones' contract renewal below - grab the popcorn & enjoy...


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