Jose Mourinho to sell these two Man United stars in the summer – report

Man United boss Jose Mourinho is thinking about offloading both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in the summer transfer window, say reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho is ready for Manchester United to offload defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Red Devils are getting ready for a defensive “shake-up” and the Portuguese coach has deemed the duo to be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

The same story says that Mourinho is keen to bring in a new centre-half in the summer transfer window as he looks to try and make the Red Devils more reliable at the back.

The article says that both Smalling and Jones’ futures at Manchester United are in doubt after the Red Devils’ shaky defensive performances in recent weeks.

The same article says that the Red Devils have been linked with a big-money swoop for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

The Red Devils have been without one of their first-choice defenders Eric Bailly for much of this season due to an ankle injury and it remains to be seen when he will be back in action for Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Mourinho is currently preparing his Manchester United side for their FA Cup fifth-round clash against Huddersfield Town on Saturday night.

The Red Devils are currently in second place in the Premier League despite their 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Sunday.

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