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Can United land a transfer fee for unsellable Phil Jones?
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Can United land a transfer fee for unsellable Phil Jones?

Manchester United defender Phil Jones seems to be unsellable despite the imminent arrival of French defender Raphael Varane to Old Trafford. The 29-year-old center-back has not featured for the Red Devils in 18 months after falling out of favor and down the pecking order at the club before sustaining a long-term knee injury. This is not the case with four other center-backs who have been handed opportunities by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Jones still has two years left on his contract with Man United but will see his chances to play for the Red Devils become slimmer when Varane officially joins from Real Madrid this summer in a deal worth £42million. Meanwhile, a report by  Manchester Evening News claims that Jones is not able to attract a transfer fee due to the injury that has kept hi...
Injury to Phil Jones on international duty leaves Mourinho fuming
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Injury to Phil Jones on international duty leaves Mourinho fuming

  Man United manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at England manager for fielding Phil Jones in the friendly against Germany. The 25-year-old suffered an injury in the course of the game which effectively rules him out of the game against Newcastle. Jones who was struggling with a thigh problem before the international break was included in the injury-hit England squad. READ: Griezmann wants to stay with Atletico Madrid – Cerezo Mourinho admitted his naivety for allowing the player to join up with the England squad but pointed out that Jones should not have been made to play any part. "I don't think it is possible for a player with a problem to play in a friendly," the United manager told the Mirror. "He was having a problem for three weeks, he's having problems that ar...