Mourinho ‘requests talks’ with Phil Jones

Could the defenders’ time be up at United?

Jose Mourinho has requested crunch talks with defender Phil Jones to discuss his future at Manchester United.

The 24-year-old made just 13 appearances in all competitions last season due to injury problems and the excellent form of Daley Blind in central defence.

And now, Mourinho has added to his defensive options by signing Villarreal prodigy Eric Bailly for £30million, meaning Jones may become surplus to requirements.

Jones was one of the country’s hottest prospects when he joined United from Blackburn in 2011 for £16m.

He impressed under Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes but struggled for regular action during Louis van Gaal’s two seasons in the dugout.

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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