Phil Jones has reportedly been evicted from the Manchester United dressing room at the club’s training ground.
The 30-year-old defender, who has made 229 appearances for United in all competitions, is yet to play for Erik ten Hag’s side this season.
Since moving to Old Trafford over 10 years ago, Jones has helped United win the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.
But there is only room for 24 players in the first-team dressing room at Carrington and The Sun reports that Jones, along with Brandon Williams and Alex Tuanzebe, is set to move to the Under-23s dressing room instead.
This is to make room for the likes of Casemiro, Antony, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Martin Dubravka.
Jones has one year left on his current contract at United after signing a four-year contract extension in 2019.
Earlier in the summer he was linked with a move to Major League Soccer side DC United, managed by United legend Wayne Rooney.
Jones had a chance to join French club Bordeaux on loan in January but he turned down the opportunity.
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness hit United in July for giving Jones a new contract which he says sums up “ten years of mismanagement” at the club.
“The problem they have is that they are so poor in so many areas. It’s a problem for those who make the decisions at the football club,” he said.
“If you’re a great player, do you go to Manchester United? I mean, they’ve had a decade of nothing but bad footballing decisions.
“It’s not just the players that bought them – which is easy to focus on – but when you make decisions, like B. Re-signing Phil Jones, re-signing Juan Mata, and you think things might be different next year…
“And then you talk about the players they’ve signed over the last ten years, tell me one that’s been outstanding, one that makes you wow. It’s ten years of mismanagement.”
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