Jones has spoken to Mourinho about Lindelof ‘competition’

Date published: Thursday 15th June 2017 9:05

England defender Phil Jones is not feeling threatened by Victor Lindelof’s arrival at Manchester United.

Jones had another injury-disrupted season at Old Trafford and, despite starting the last four games of the Premier League campaign, his first-team prospects next term are already facing a squeeze.

Sweden international Lindelof may expect to be a regular at the heart of defence after his £30.75million move from Benfica was completed on Wednesday, with Eric Bailly already established as a first choice.

That leaves Jones, England team-mate Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo with a considerable challenge on their hands, but that is par for the course with the Red Devils.

“We’re Manchester United, we’re going to attract the best players and the biggest players. It would be a strange summer if we weren’t signing players like that,” said Jones.

“Competition is always good. I’ve spoken to the manager, he just asks how you’re feeling, how you’re doing, just a normal conversation between player and manager.

“He’s a good man manager, he’s like that with all the players.”

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