Manchester United

Forget Smalling: Man United must axe flop but keep £16.2m-rated man

Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are weighing up whether they would keep or ditch the defensive pairing of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Everybody has an opinion on this in the bar today and after recent displays, though the majority would vote to ditch Smalling and keep Jones. United have struggled to maintain a defensive two since the days of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidi and how missed it has been at the Theatre of Dreams.

When they both came to the club, much was made of their potential with some even reckoning that Jones would be a future England captain. Oh, how silly we all were.

This was a big call, though at some points, you can see the talent. Meanwhile, with Smalling, he’s a useful squad player but that’s kind of it for him. When he’s on the pitch he creates a nervousness through the team and our local red fans in the pub instantly. With all this in his mind, our landlord takes a look at why United should look to get rid of Smalling and keep Jones…

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