Phil Jones fit to face West Ham in Carabao Cup third round

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Phil Jones passes fitness test Ready to return as an option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Manchester United’s game against West Ham in the Carabao Cup third round

Phil Jones will return to Manchester United after more than 20 months out of injury in the Carabao Cup third round match against West Ham United on Wednesday September 22.

The centre-back hasn’t played for the senior team since the FA Cup fourth-round tie against Tranmere in January 2020. Where he was one of the scorers. Which in that game the Red Devils won 6-0. Since then, he has to recover from a knee injury. He underwent surgery 13 months ago, but his recovery was delayed due to travel restrictions during the lockdown. And now he’s back fit and ready to return to the field in more than 20 months, having made two appearances for United’s Under-23s for 90 minutes this season.

“I am very happy for Phil’s return. He has played 90 minutes for the U-23s in the past two games, and he has no knee injuries. He has worked really hard to come back,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

In addition, Solskjaer added that Jesse Lingard will start in the game as well. In the latest game, Lingard scored a goal against West Ham in the English Premier League. Which was the winning goal for Manchester United to grab three important points on Sunday.