In the past few years, well, to be more specific, since 2006, United have not really spent that much in the transfer windows to invest in players for the squad. We’ve not really needed to, to be fair, but Sir Alex and co. have received much criticism because of that – investment is always necessary to move forward, and of course, the hypocritical quote from David Gill himself: ‘Debt is the road to ruin’ and with no investment, that’s certainly where the club will go. Read the rest of this entry
Remember a few months ago, when Fergie said he’d sign three players? Yeah, well, Jones, Young & completing their transfers and De Gea set to sign in the next few days, that’s three players. I know you’re all going to say that he wasn’t planning on signing Jones, but he had to, but nevertheless. It completes the 3 players.
Generally, we’ve all been crying out for an attacking midfielder and a defensive midfielder but I can’t help that Fergie has already addressed this with the signings of Jones and Young? What if that’s it? Read the rest of this entry
Phil Jones. Where to even bloody start on this post. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about this particular move, and I wanted to delve into certain specifics of the contract, the transfer, and the clauses that Blackburn Rovers have put into place.
Jones, 19, is currently under contract at Blackburn, but if you’re a Football Manager fan, you’ll know about this, and you can actually approach him with a contract without owners permission of accept/decline on the actual transfer. Sir Alex jumped at the clause, and ultimately said, here, we’ll give you £80,000 a week to join us. Jones accepted, as you would. If the most successful club in England knock on your door and you say no, you’re a fool, simple as that. Read the rest of this entry
Manchester United today announced the signing of Phil Jones from Blackburn. The 20-year-old defender-cum-defensive midfielder has signed a 5 year deal with the reds, but his fee remains undisclosed.
A (loosely translated) statement on the Chinese version of the club’s official site read:
“Manchester United is pleased to announce an agreement with Blackburn for Phil Jones, who has signed a five-year contract,
“The player – who today passed a medical in Manchester – has agreed personal terms with the club.”
Jones, who impressed vs United this season, has only been playing first team football for Rovers for a couple of seasons and much like Chris Smalling, has progressed at an impressive rate.
With Wes Brown and John O’Shea expected to leave the club in the coming weeks, Jones could find himself seeing much more first-team action than he initially anticipated.
Welcome to Manchester, Phil!