Manchester United center-back Phil Jones’ future at Old Trafford seems to be up in the air as contrasting news surfaces on the player. The 24-year-old has been plagued with injury throughout his Manchester United career and a host of Premier League clubs are interested in signing the player.
Simon Jones of Mail Online suggests that Manchester United has told other clubs to stay away from Phil Jones as the player will stay at Old Trafford. Stoke City and Hull City are two among dozen clubs interested to capture the Englishman.
Jones is keen to stay at United to see how much he features under new manager Jose Mourinho before taking a decision on his future. The United boss has suggested that he sees the player in his plans and the defender will play for the club in the long upcoming season.
Meanwhile, Samuel Lackhurst of Manchester Evening News suggests that Jones will spark a defensive exodus from the Red Devils. Both the England international and Marcos Rojo are being tipped to leave the club this summer.
According to Lackhurst, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes did not deny that his club was interested in signing Jones. He also reportedly asked some journalist if the player was in attendance.
The man from Preston, United Kingdom was signed for Manchester United at the age of 19 by Sir Alex Ferguson. He was also termed as the next “Duncan Edwards” by many. However, the player has become increasingly injury-prone and cannot be trusted with long-term first-team duties.
Hence, unless Jones proves his long-term form and fitness to Mourinho and the club, his future at Manchester United looks bleak, even if he manages to survive this summer.
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