Anyone remember when David Moyes handed Nani a new bumper 5-year contract? It’s true that teams need to protect their assets by securing long-term deals but Nani? The same could potentially be applied to Phil Jones’ new contract. He’s only 26. It makes sense to sign him up on one hand. On the other hand, it’s Phil Jones. Getting rid of Fellaini was a little ruthless, but necessary.
The Belgian was a symbol of the post-Fergie years of shite. It wasn’t Fellaini’s fault, he’s actually half-decent. Just not what United are looking for. The same case could be made for Phil Jones. Even Mourinho didn’t rate the England defender. Unless Ole’s planning to sell him in the summer, United are stuck with a player with a poor injury and performance record, on high wages, for the foreseeable future.