PREMIER - Phil Jones makes a comeback, selected against West Ham
Jones has had a difficult 18 months, with no appearances for the club since the 6-0 victory against Tranmere Rovers in January 2020. The 29-year-old has had surgery for a severe knee injury since that game.
Jones will make his Manchester United comeback against David Moyes' side, according to Solskjaer, who has previously played twice for the U23s.
I’m so happy for Phil,” the manager is quoted as saying by the official Manchester United website. “He has completed two 90 minutes for the Under-23s, played some minutes behind closed doors and he’s got no reaction on his knee. He’s been working really hard.
“I’ve been part of that myself and had the best part of three years, or at least more than two out of three years, and I know what challenges he’s been through, mentally, thinking ‘will I ever play football again or even be able to walk again and be able to play with the kids in the garden
“He’s been so diligent and so professional; no frills, no social media and I’m old school. I like players like that. He just focuses on one thing and gets his head around the challenges and he’s back. He will be in the squad. It’s a good day for him and for us, and it’s something that he has earned.”