Manchester United are ticking along nicely in the Premier League, currently sitting third in the table and five points adrift of leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.
Despite currently being on a seven game unbeaten run, the Red Devils’ defence isn’t quite as solid as their form would suggest.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have conceded 21 goals in 13 games – the worst defensive record in the top-11.
Although the Norwegian boss knows his team need to be tighter at the back, it seems as though one defender will not be handed an opportunity to help do that.
Phil Jones has been at Old Trafford since signing from Blackburn Rovers back in 2011.
However, the 27-time England international made just eight appearances last term and hasn’t appeared at all this season after being left out the club’s 25-man Premier League squad.
Now, according to the Daily Star, new West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce, who gave Jones his professional debut at Blackburn Rovers back in 2009, would like to add the centre-back to his squad on loan.
It’s claimed that United are willing to pay a large percentage of the player’s £120,000-a-week wage, which expires in 2023, in order to temporarily move him on.
If the Baggies do manage to bring in the man that’s made 200 career Premier League appearances, he would add some valuable top-flight experience to a side who’s aim is to stay in England’s elite division.