Breaking News


Manchester United Signs Blackburn Defender Phil Jones to Five-Year Deal

Manchester United signed Blackburn defender Phil Jones to a five-year contract after reaching a transfer agreement with his former soccer club.

The 19-year-old passed a medical examination last week in Manchester and will join the Premier League champions when he’s finished at the European Under-21 tournament, United said today on its website. He came up through Blackburn’s youth team, and played his first match with the senior team in September 2009.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Chris Elser at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.