Phil Jones and Chris Smalling heading for the EXIT at Old Trafford


Despite both players being a vital part of Manchester United’s current run of good form, it would appear that they may be headed for the exit door come the summer.

The two United defenders contracts are set to expire in the summer and so far no new deals have been put on the table for the pair.

United for their part seems very relaxed about the situation, but it is hard to believe that they would let the duo just walk away for nothing at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old Jones and the 25-year-old Smalling were resolute in United’s recent 3-0 win over Tottenham, as well as during the 2-1 win against Liverpool which has people thinking that given their ages they could form a long-term partnership in the Red Devils defence.

Smalling has long been a target of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but joined United rather than Arsenal from Fulham in 2010 for £10 million, but should he leave Old Trafford in the summer he could find himself back in London, except this time playing for the Gunners.

Jones meanwhile Joined Manchester United from Blackburn in 2011 for £17 million and was lauded as a future great by then manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

A big problem for both players has been the amount of time they have spent being injured compounded with a lack of consistency, yet in the five games the pair have started together this season, United has won all of them while conceding just two goals.

For his part manager Louis van Gaal will have significant funds to spend during the summer and is said to be looking at Borussia Dortmund defender Matts Hummels and Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte with the pair costing United around £65 million.