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Two More Man Utd Stars 'Decide' They Will Leave

With a number of departures expected at Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window, reports suggest that two more members of their squad have decided against staying at Old Trafford.

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A few United players have already made it known they will be leaving the Theatre of Dreams at the end of the season, and according to Manchester Evening News, centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have added their names to that list.

The two defenders have fallen down the Red Devils pecking order this season, and their combined 12 appearances made for the Reds Devils in all competitions is a testament to that.

In the case of Jones, his departure would be expected to be relatively seamless as his contract expires at the end of next season.

Bailly's exit from the Theatre of Dreams could prove more difficult, though, given that the Ivorian signed a three-year extension with the club just last year, but with game time having diminished drastically, it seems unlikely the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winner sees out the deal.

He has also reportedly grown increasingly frustrated at his lack of opportunities to play, particularly amid captain Harry Maguire's poor form in this campaign.

Despite having played just 13 matches in the past three years, Jones has now seemingly moved ahead of Bailly in the Red Devils' defensive pecking order.

The two defenders are said to have told their teammates that they are planning to leave Old Trafford in the next window, and could thus soon join the likes of Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata as players leaving the club once the season concludes.

It is believed United are in the market for a new central defender, with Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres being heavily linked with the record Premier League champions.

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