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Manchester United defender not keen on Stoke City move

According to reports from The Guardian, Phil Jones is content to stay at Manchester United rather than complete a summer move to Stoke City.

The England international hasn’t featured competitively for the Red Devils this season after missing much of the 2015/16 campaign through injury.

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It epitomises how the versatile defender-come-midfielder hasn’t hit the heights expected since signing from Blackburn Rovers at a cost of £16million back in summer 2011 – when he was viewed as one of English football’s most promising youngsters.

Speaking to the Stoke Sentinel on Monday, Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen revealed the club have an interest in signing the 24-year-old.

He said; “I don’t know how close we are or how far down the line it’s gone. But we have a bit of reputation for bringing players like that into this set up and then thriving. Fingers crossed, something may happen.”

Bowen is referring to the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Bojan and Marko Arnautovic, who have excelled at the Bet365 Stadium after failing to reach their full potential elsewhere.

But following up on the Stoke Sentinel story, The Guardian claim that Jones is happy to stay at Old Trafford and likewise, Jose Mourinho has no plans to offload the 5 foot 11 Englishman.

It’s further added that United have rejected several enquiries for Jones already this summer – because Mourinho views him as an important figure in the Red Devils’ defence.

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