Jose Mourinho has revamped every single position in the Manchester United line up except for his goalkeeper since his arrival. The Portuguese manager has spent a healthy amount on transfers to bring in the likes of Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku. On paper, the Red Devils boast of an extremely talented attack but their defence is still below par and has been bailed out on multiple occasions by the brilliance of David De Gea.

It is believed that Jose Mourinho wants to now reorganize his backline and is ready to part ways with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Jones was signed from Blackburn Rovers by Sir Alex Ferguson as a young defender with great potential. Known for his no-nonsense style of defending, Jones applies the basics of defending very well. The Englishman’s career has, however, been hampered by multiple injuries and he is yet to live up to his potential. With Mourinho ready to cut him loose, here are three clubs who can sign the defender.


The Gunners were in the market for a defender last month. They failed to land their top targets and a deadline day bid for Jonny Evans was way lower than what West Brom expected. Arsenal currently have a host of centre-backs but no one has been able to stabilize the backline. Per Mertesacker is not getting any younger while Laurent Koscielny looks well past his prime.

Rob Holding is still too young to command a regular starting position and Shkodran Mustafi has been extremely inconsistent. Hence…

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