Small change

Reports suggest the England duo’s days at Old Trafford are numbered with Leicester’s Harry Maguire a potential replacement

Jose Mourinho is planning a summer revamp of his defence with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in the firing line, according to reports.

The Mirror are reporting that the Manchester United duo are set to be axed as Mourinho has doubts about the pairs’ ability after the 1-0 loss against Newcastle on Sunday.


Chris Smalling is reportedly on the brink of being dumped by Manchester United

Mourinho knows his defence is one of United’s biggest weaknesses and the report suggests the Special One has seen the huge expenditure of his rivals on their back four’s as a wake up call.

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Manchester City spent £57million on getting Aymeric Laporte in while Liverpool splashed out a record £75million on centre-back Virgil van Djik.

Leicester defender Harry Maguire is said to be on United’s summer transfer wishlist while Real Madrid ace Raphael Varane is also said to be being looked at.

Smalling dived and conceded the free kick that Newcastle scored their winner from while Jones was caught out against Tottenham and scored an own goal in the 2-0 loss.

Phil Jones is also said to be in the firing line at Manchester United

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Phil Jones is also said to be in the firing line at Manchester United

Leicester defender Harry Maguire has been linked with a move to Manchester United

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