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Transfer Season: Phil Jones on brink of signing for United after medical

Phil Jones looks United bound. Photo: Getty Images

Sky Sports have announced that Jones has undergone a medical at Old Trafford prior to what looks like the second signing of the summer for United. Considering betting was suspended on Jones joining Liverpool, this latest news comes as a big surprise. Phil Jones, a 19-year old versatile utility player from Blackburn, had his named strongly linked with Liverpool but it looks like SAF has pulled out the stops by getting in there first. It is a bit of a strange signing, however, considering the weaknesses in United’s midfield this year. Having signed Smalling last year, this makes it 2 years on the trot that Ferguson has brought in a defender for the future and whilst this bodes well for the future, the immediate problem still remains. Having confirmed that United would make 3 signings this year, this leaves at least 1 more spot to be filled at Old Trafford. Paul Scholes retiring would point towards a creative midfielder to take up this slot and United look to be moving very quickly to wrap up transfers before they start their pre-season tour in July.

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