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Phil Jones reveals he rejected Manchester City, Liverpool

Phil Jones reveals he rejected Man City, Liverpool
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Phil Jones reveals that he rejected Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton to join Manchester United.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has revealed that he rejected advances from the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton to move to Old Trafford.

Jones joined United from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2011 and has made 224 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, winning one Premier League title, one FA Cup and the Europa League.

The Englishman, who has been restricted to just eight appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side this term, also said that he will be "forever grateful" to Sir Alex Ferguson for bringing him to United.

"He (Ferguson) was there for my first two years and he was the one who brought me from Blackburn - I'm forever grateful to him for doing that," Jones told MUTV. "I had offers from other clubs. I could have gone to a host of clubs: [Manchester] City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton.

"He was the last person I'd spoke to and I remember walking back out with my agent and saying: 'I want to sign for Man Utd.' That was it. We hadn't even discussed any personal terms, but I knew that was the club I wanted to sign for."

Jones has only featured on two occasions in the Premier League this season having dropped down the pecking order at the club.


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