Jones & Bailly outline intentions to leave Man United

Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are all set to leave Man United.

The Manchester United squad is going to look supremely different next season.

Erik ten Hag will likely be working with a totally new group of players. From summer signings, youth players and guys coming back from loan, it’s going to be an exciting time for the Old Trafford club.

United’s mass exodus is underway. Nemanja Matic has confirmed he’ll be on his way out. Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba are also expected to follow suit.

Now, according to the Manchester Evening News, the defensive pair of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have now ‘outlined their intention to leave’ the club. They’ve told teammates of their desire to depart, with United set to sign a new centre-half.

Both Bailly and Jones have barely played this term. Largely due to injuries and simply being further down in the pecking order. The former has only featured from the off in five games all season long. The latter has only just come back from more treatment table woes.

The MEN claim that Bailly fully resents the ‘privileges’ given to club captain Maguire, while privately, the club accepts that his three-year contract renewal, given to him last year, was a mistake. Well, duh. Everyone thought that at the time, but once again, Ed Woodward knew best…

As for Jones, it has been an absolute disaster. The Englishman started life at United fairly well, but that quickly dwindled as the injuries began to mount up.

Moving on from the pair is not going to be as easy as it sounds. Both still have multiple years left on their deal and I genuinely cannot see any sides beating down the door to try and sign them. Once again, United have made their own bed.

In terms of replacements, both Villareal’s Pau Torres and Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger are being talked up as possible options.

Who Should Man United sign in the centre-back slot? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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