Philip Anthony Jones is an English footballer who plays for Manchester United and the England national team. Although primarily a central defender, he has also been used as a defensive midfielder or right back. Jones started his football career when he joined the Blackburn Rovers youth team in 2002. He then joined the senior team for the 2009–10 Premier League season, signing a two-year professional contract. Then in February 2010, he signed a new five-year contract that included a £16 million release clause. In the 2009/2010 season, he made nine league appearances, and three cup appearances. On 13 June 2011, Jones signed with Manchester United on a five-year deal for a fee believed to be at least £16.5m. Jones made his competitive debut for Manchester United as a second-half substitute, replacing Rio Ferdinand in the FA Community Shield clash against Manchester City. Jones scored his first ever senior goal on 3 December 2011, in a 1–0 away win against Aston Villa. Jones has represented England at various levels and is currently a member of the England senior squad. He played for the Under-19 team in 2009 before making his debut for the Under-21 team in 2010. He made his debut for the England senior squad on 7 October 2011.