Revealed: 47% of Man United fans want Jones sold to fund £65m Maguire swoop

Manchester United do not look to be especially close to any transfer dealings to bolster their squad ahead of a renewed assault on the Premier League title.

The most intense rumour surrounds a £65m bid for Harry Maguire, but reports suggest that Jose Mourinho must offload one of his current senior centre-backs before he can intensify his interest in the unlikely cult hero of England’s World Cup campaign.

That shows that United’s free-spending approach has finally caught up with them, and Louis van Gaal recruit Marcos Rojo is reportedly the man most likely to depart in order to fund Mourinho’s bid for the Leicester colossus.

However, we decided to ask United fans whether there are other defenders who should be the ones to make way and it’s clear they feel there are.

47 per cent of those we asked think that clumsy 6ft England international Phil Jones should be sold, while 42 per cent would like to see Chris Smalling depart.

Just 11 per cent think Rojo should be the man sacrificed, as shown by the damning full results below…