Manchester United defender Phil Jones out for "six to eight weeks"

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Manchester United defender Phil Jones will be sidelined for the next two months following knee surgery.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be out of action for the next two months after undergoing knee surgery.

Jones picked up the knee injury during training and has not featured for the Red Devils this season.

"Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee meniscus tear sustained in training that will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation," said a United spokesperson.

Jones, who suffered a back problem during pre-season, joined United from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2011.

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