The 25-year-old found himself on the periphery during the latter stages of Louis van Gaal‘s reign and didn’t play one minute of action for Man United between January and November 2016.
However, ever since appearing during the 3-1 win over Swansea City last season, Jones has been an indispensable presence at the back, producing a stream of dedicated, energetic displays.
And Jones, according to the Mirror‘s Neil Moxley, will see his contract – set to expire in 20 months – extended after making a positive start to the 2017/18 campaign.
For some time, Jones’ future at the club hung in the balance. That ten month exodus from first team football appeared to signal the Englishman’s death knell, but he responded in the only way he knows how to: by producing proper, ruthlessly physical defensive display.
Needless to say, Jones is firmly part of Mourinho’s plans for this season and you sense that a considerable portion of United’s success will depend on whether the defender can continue the form that has now seen him claim seven clean sheets at the back.