The Manchester United defender continues his recovery from a knee ailment, so he will not be able to play the final stretch of the continental tournament.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained why Phil Jones was not included in the call for Manchester United to face the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League in Germany.
The Reds Devils will play Monday against Copenhagen, in the first of their last three goals of the 2019/20 season, which they hope to close with a trophy in their hands.
The Norwegian strategist and his squad started from Mancunian soil this Sunday, without the aforementioned center-back, who barely played eight games in all competitions this season.
The 28-year-old Preston-born defender is recovering from a knee problem that has kept him on the sidelines since the resumption of action after the forced break in June.
“Phil was following an individual training program in the post-break period to optimize recovery from his knee problem,” Solskjaer told United’s official website.
“It was a good opportunity as we had enough coverage in the defensive positions for the remaining Premier League games, and (Jones) will continue to work with a physical trainer while the team is in Germany.”
The Manchester team also does not have Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe for their mission in the continental competition, in which, if they pass the Danes, they will wait in the semifinals for the winner of the key between Wolverhampton and Seville.
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