Manchester United: Jose Mourinho Could Lose Young Star to Premier League Rival

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Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester, August 19. Mourinho could lose young defender Phil Jones after interest from Premier League clubs. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty

Phil Jones could be on his way out of Manchester United as a host of Premier League clubs have shown interest in signing the English defender.

United manager Jose Mourinho has opted to play summer signing Eric Bailly alongside makeshift center-back Daley Blind at the heart of the defense, leaving Jones out of the match-day squad.

Mark Hughes' Stoke City is among the clubs interested in signing the 24-year-old, who has been sidelined with injury since January. Hull City and Watford are also believed to be interested.

Jones started out at Blackburn before joining United in 2011. He made his debut for the England first team the same year under Fabio Capello and has made 20 international appearances.