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Man Utd poised to open contract negotiations with Jones

Manchester United are to offer Phil Jones a new contract, with the defender's five-year deal having two years left this summer, reports The Guardian. While United are yet to begin discussions with the 22-year-old there is no expectation of any particular stumbling blocks to Jones committing his future to the club.

Jones's ability to step into midfield to play an anchoring role is a further plus.

Boss David Moyes has said that he sees "Jones settling in at centre-back and, in time, he will become a very good centre-back but I think, right now, he is a very good defensive midfield player which we might need in some games".

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