MANCHESTER UNITED WILL LISTEN TO OFFERS FOR PHIL JONES IN JANUARY. RIGHT OR WRONG MOVE?

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Manchester United will listen to offers for defender Phil Jones in January according to Metro UK.

The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season but United have the option of extending his deal by 12 months.

According to Metro UK, United will trigger a 12-month extension clause in Phil Jones’ contract over the next month and then listen to offers for the 26-year-old in January.

Triggering his release clause to extend his contract until 2020 will increase his market value.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the 26-year-old defender but problems with injury have seen him spend so much time on the sidelines.

Mourinho was furious the club failed to sign a centre-back during the summer transfer window and even though Mourinho wants more options at the back, Jones will be allowed to leave the club in January.

Jones joined Manchester United from Blackburn in 2012 for £17 million but despite his obvious talent, he’s yet to play more than 29 league games in a full season for Manchester United.

Jones was an unused substitute as Manchester United beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Saturday with Mourinho preferring the centre-back pairing of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof.

Should Jones be allowed to leave Manchester United in January?