Man Utd duo tell team-mates they will leave this summer despite Ten Hag arrival

Manchester United outcasts Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have reportedly told their team-mates they will be leaving Old Trafford in this summer's transfer window.

That is despite Erik ten Hag coming in as the club's next permanent manager, to offer the Red Devils a fresh start. The current Ajax boss is expected to overhaul the current squad following a dreadful campaign that has seen them miss out on a Champions League place for next season.

Defence is expected to be one of the main areas Ten Hag will look to reinforce, given the fact that United have the worst goals conceded record in the top seven of the Premier League. As part of that the Dutchman is reportedly interested in bringing in at least one new centre-back.

But neither Bailly nor Jones are expected to be part of Ten Hag's revolution, with the Manchester Evening News reporting they have 'outlined their intention' to leave. The duo have are said to have informed their team-mates of their decision, with just two games left of the Red Devils' campaign.

Bailly only signed a new contract last April which had extended his stay at Old Trafford until 2024. But the decision to hand the Ivorian international that deal is now viewed as being a 'mistake' by club chiefs.

He has grown increasingly frustrated with his lack of playing time this campaign. That frustration burst into the open recently when he made it clear on Instagram that he was unhappy at being left on the bench against Arsenal.

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Jones meanwhile has fought back impressively from a chronic knee injury that had ruled him out for most of the last two years. But he has remained mostly injury-free this season to rise above Bailly in the pecking order.

But the Englishman is now set to call time on his United career after 11 years at the club, a year before his contract is due to end. United will likely only be able to bring in negligible fees for the two, but it will allow Ten Hag to overhaul his options.

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