Perhaps ironically, the day the prodigal son returned to Manchester United in a record breaking deal, one of the men touted to be one of the greatest players in the club’s history is edging closer to the exit door.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Phil Jones is heading for the Old Trafford axe after being snubbed by Jose Mourinho in the Community Shield over the course of the weekend.
Unable to embark on the upward trajectory predicted by Sir Alex Ferguson, the 24-year old has struggled for form and fitness in equal measure in recent seasons.
Newly promoted Hull City were linked with a loan move for the England international, who was left out of the 18-man squad even in the absence of Chris Smalling.
With £30m Eric Bailly through the door, the former Blackburn Rovers man is reportedly heading for the exit after failing to wholly convince.
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