Report: Manchester United player attracting interests from a staggering 13 clubs. And it’s not Paul Pogba

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According to report, Manchester United forgotten centre-back Phil Jones is attracting interests from 13 clubs after returning from a 20-month injury lay-off due to a persistent knee injury.

The Englishman has been a peripheral figure in the United team and last played for the club in a 6-0 victory over Tranmere in the FA Cup all the way back in January 2020.

Report from The Sun claims the defender is wanted by a host of clubs in the Championship including Derby County managed by United legend Wayne Rooney, as well as Watford and Newcastle United in the Premier League.

However, Red Devils boss Solskjaer is set to delay his decision on Jones’ future to wait and see if the team suffers any further injury cases during the busy winter period.

Speaking to Manchester United’s official podcast in September, the former England international opened up his nightmarish injury issues.

“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,” Jones said.

“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 day care’ and not much football.

“I kept myself in great shape over lockdown and came back. But I remember just training out here [Carrington] and going into the doc and saying “enough is enough”.

“Unfortunately, there was going to be time off the pitch, which I knew was going to be difficult for me, but it was something that I had to do.

“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.”