Phil Jones is to leave Manchester United after 12 years, it has been confirmed.

United say the 31-year-old, who hasn’t played this season is ‘taking some time before deciding his next move’ with his contract expiring next month.

Jones moved to Old Trafford from Rovers in 2011 and has since amassed 229 appearances for the club.

He helped the club win the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League and clocked up 27 caps for England in that time.

He has started just 16 times since his last contract renewal in 2019 however, and wasn’t included in the Premier League 25-man squad for the 2022/23 campaign.

That means it is over 12 months since Jones made what will prove to be his final appearance in United colours.

Jones penned a lengthy farewell letter to supporters on social media, which included: “My time at United has been nothing short of incredible.

"When I decided to leave Blackburn, I always wanted to prove myself further. I'd represented my boyhood club, and lived a dream, but I was desperate to show everyone what I could do at the highest level.

"I had this hunger inside me, I was desperate to continue that at a club that could challenge for everything. I had offers from a few places, but I was waiting and waiting for the call from United.

“One day, on holiday, the phone rang and it was Sir Alex. I left my holiday that day; I couldn't wait to meet him.

"I couldn't wait to sign and, most of all, I couldn't wait to get started. There was only one club where I wanted to continue my journey in the game. To wear this shirt just once, to wear this badge and represent everyone associated with it, was an honour."