Date: 21st March 2017 at 3:15pm
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The Football Association have confirmed that defender Phil Jones has been released from the England squad after picking up an injury in training.

The 25-year-old Manchester United centre-half, who has 20 international caps for the Three Lions, will therefore not be part of the Three Lions squad that flies to Dortmund to take on Germany in an international friendly on Wednesday night.

The FA add that there are no immediate plans for manager Gareth Southgate to call up a replacement, but with fellow defender Gary Cahill suspended for Sunday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania, he will assess his options following tomorrow’s fixture.

Jones, who joined The Red Devils from Blackburn Rovers back in June 2011, has been restricted to 22 appearances in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side so far this season.

Having already been hampered by a knee injury earlier in the 2016-17 season, the England defender is back on the sidelines after his latest setback, though it comes as little surprise to many Red Devils fans, especially those who took to Twitter

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