According to The Mirror, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is prepared to sell both Phil Jones and Chris Smalling at the end of the season.
The duo were heavily criticised following Man United’s defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on January 31, and more questions were asked following the team’s 1-0 loss at Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.
Indeed, Newcastle’s winner came from a free kick which had been won when Smalling was booked for throwing himself to the floor in an attempt to win a foul.
It has been reported that Mourinho would sell both players this summer, despite the fact that Jones has actually been solid for long spells of the season.
Everton fans were asked whether they would take the pair in this summer’s transfer window.
Despite the Toffees having problems at the back, not many of the supporters said that they would welcome either Jones or Smalling at Goodison Park for the 2018-19 campaign.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to the transfer rumour can be seen below:
— Everton FC News (@LivEchoEFC) February 13, 2018
We don’t want anymore United rejects, haven’t we learnt that from Cleverley and Schneiderlin.
— A (@ALfutboI) February 13, 2018
NO !!!! We have bought enough crap players from Man United already.
— David Vick (@DavidVick5) February 13, 2018
No to both. Cheers 👍👍
— To Madeira (@ToffeeWraps) February 13, 2018
Both rubbish although Mori, Williams and Keane are below that standard.
— Darren English (@DazEnglish1878) February 13, 2018
— Nicholas Bragg (@Funtimefreckle) February 13, 2018
No man utd rejects can we at least move on from this if everton wants to move into the top six they need good players not average players
— paddy (@Bartholomew53) February 13, 2018
— Lee Bielski 🇬🇮 (@SanFran_Bielski) February 13, 2018
Er no thanks
— Jonathan Blackburn (@JonB1878) February 13, 2018
Not a chance. Both poor defenders.
— stuart tomlinson (@tomoebw) February 13, 2018