Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jones Is Not Fazed by Sniping over Contract

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jones Is Not Fazed by Sniping over Contract

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PHIL Jones admits he does not lose sleep over criticism for fans that he was given a new four-year deal at United.

The England centre-back has been at the club since 2011 and agreed terms on a deal last week which will keep him at the club until 2023.

However, the announcement was met with a negative reaction from a number of fans with many claiming the club need to be looking at bringing in a new defender to replace the 26-year-old.

But, the defender said the criticism doesn't bother him.

"I don't lose sleep about what people say about me. It's football," Jones told reporters following the win against Fulham.

"I'm going to get criticism in the future, I've had criticism in the past.

"Honestly, I genuinely don't care. I have a wonderful family and wonderful friends. …

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