Manchester United Football Club are still in rebuilding mode. Jose Mourinho has tried to dip his toes into the water, but the board seem unwilling to back their manager.
However, that hasn’t stopped the self-proclaimed Special One. Now, according to the Daily Star, there are reports suggesting that the Red Devils are prepared to sell Phil Jones in January, as the squad overhaul looks set to continue.
Apparently, United will still trigger a one-year contract extension clause within Jones’ contract, in an effort to increase his value, but the club are yet to begin negotiations about signing Jones down to a new, long-term deal, which indicates that he’ll be leaving sooner rather than later.
Jones has had ample opportunity. He is an excellent player on his day, the problem is that his day only happens rarely. Most of the time, Jones is out injured on the treatment table, he’ll come back for a game or two, play well, then go missing for another few months.
He’s 26 now, we’ve carried him long enough. Perhaps it’s time to sell him while he still has some value and explore other options, because, at this point, Jones isn’t an asset, more a liability…