The Norwegian boss is sympathetic to the England international’s struggle at Old Trafford.
has not been able to live up to expectations at Manchester United since his move from Blackburn in 2011. The English center back, who has been constantly struggling for form and fitness in recent seasons, has not made an appearance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since January 2020.
Rio Ferdinand criticized Jones in aninterview
last week, comparing his situation with youth players. Ahead of his side’s upcoming game against Wolves on Sunday, Solskjaer backed the England international to bounce back from his current issues.
"Phil has had a horrible 18-19 months and probably a year before that as well with injuries,"
the Norwegian said.
"Phil is a no fuss, get on with it type of guy. I think that was out of order completely [from Ferdinand].
"I know more than anyone how it feels to be injured at that stage. He's still not 30 years of age. Since I came here he's battled with this knee injury, put his body on the line... he's never done anything but give everything for the club.
"I was out for two years in a three-year period with a knee injury. Phil has battled valiantly... He'll be there. For me as a manager, to see that he can see light at the end of tunnel is great because I've been through the same."
Following their match against Wolves, the Red Devils will face Newcastle in their next league match on September 11.
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