Man Utd confirm Phil Jones to return after 629 days out following Raphael Varane injury


Phil Jones is fit for Manchester United’s trip to Leicester in the Premier League.

Manchester United have confirmed Phil Jones is fit to return this weekend at Leicester should he be selected by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. By the time kick-off at the King Power Stadium comes around, it will have been 629 days since his last outing when he featured in United’s 6-0 thrashing of Tranmere in January 2020.

A lot has changed since then including the Red Devils’ centre-back options with Jones now way down the pecking order.

Yet the defender could still earn the chance to feature as part of Solskjaer’s squad after signing a new four-year deal back in 2019.

Raphael Varane is certain to miss the clash with Leicester after being ruled out for several weeks through injury and United are light on the ground at centre-back.

Harry Maguire is also a potential doubt for the meeting with the Foxes despite revealing his condition is improving.

“Yeah it’s getting there,” Maguire told United’s website.

“I still haven’t trained yet with the squad, but I am getting better, I am progressing as I should be. It is obviously a frustrating injury for me to get, but I am progressing and I will be back on the pitch soon.”

Now United have confirmed that both Jones and Marcus Rashford are in line to return this weekend with both expected to be part of the matchday squad.

“Phil Jones and Marcus Rashford have both been training with the first team over the international break following their long-term injuries and the duo could feature against Leicester in our 15:00 BST kick-off at the King Power Stadium on Saturday,” a club statement read.