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Phil Jones left out of Manchester United’s Europa League travelling squad due to injury 

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been left out of this week’s Europa League tournament squad to work on a knee injury.

Jones was named in United’s 30-man squad for the Europa finals, but will now stay at home to continue an individual fitness programme. The 28-year-old England international hasn’t played since January.

‘Jonah has had a difficult season with niggles. He has had troubles with his knees,’ said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The rest of the United players fly to Cologne on Sunday for the completion of this season’s Europa League. They face FC Copenhagen in the quarter-finals on Monday.

Meanwhile, United plan to offer keeper Dean Henderson a new contract for the second time in just over a year.

Henderson, 23, has excelled on loan at Sheffield United but is understood to be frustrated about his prospects as second choice to David de Gea. 

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