Man Utd information: Phil Jones switch plans hatched regardless of Jose Mourinho’s personal confession


MANCHESTER UNITED are planning to sell Phil Jones in the January transfer window, it has been claimed.

Man Utd news: Phil Jones transfer plans hatched despite Jose Mourinho’s private confession

Man Utd news: Phil Jones is set to be sold in the January transfer window (Pic: GETTY)

Jones, who joined the Red Devils from Blackburn Rovers in 2011, is out of contract at the end of the season.

Manchester United bosses are planning to trigger a 12-month option to increase his transfer value.

The Premier League giants tend to negotiate fresh deals with players before activating extension clauses.

But the Metro claim their failure to hold talks with Jones’ camp is a sign he will be off.

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s failure to sign a new central defender in the summer.

A centre-back remains on the manager’s wish list ahead of the New Year window.

And regardless of whether they sign a new defender, Jones is on borrowed time at the club.

According to the Metro, Mourinho has privately confessed that the England international has similar traits to Chelsea legend John Terry.

But Jones’ poor injury record and failure to nail down a regular role in the side have stunted his progress.

Mourinho publicly criticised Jones after he missed a penalty in the Carabao Cup defeat to Derby County.

“The penalties come, somebody has to miss,” the United boss said.

“I knew we were going to be in trouble with Jones and Eric (Bailly).”

Jones returned early to pre-season following the World Cup to try and earn a spot in Mourinho’s starting XI.

Amid the speculation linking Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire to Old Trafford, Jones vowed to fight for his place.

“There’s been that talk for the last seven years,” he said in August. “I say it time and time again: Man United are always going to be linked with the best players in the world. They are one of the best clubs in the world so it’s just normal.

“I’ve got no given right to be in the team. You know that every season you have to perform well and when you’re not performing well you’re not in the team.”


Leave A Reply