Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be out for THREE MONTHS after his latest injury setback.

The Daily Star says Jones faces up to three months out of action to add to Manchester United's defensive nightmare.

Jones, yet to make an appearance after struggling with back problems during United's pre-season tour, has undergone an operation on a knee injury suffered in training.

A spokesman said: "Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee tear sustained in training which will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation."