Man Utd has extended the contract to Phil Jones because these two players are leaving - Matt Holland | Football | Sport

This is the opinion of former midfielder Ipswich, Charlton and Republic of Ireland, Matt Holland.

Jones signed a new contract at Manchester United on Friday to keep him at the club until 2023.

His previous contract would have expired this summer, but now he seems destined to prolong his stay at the Old Trafford at the age of 12.

The news of its extension has provoked a mixed reaction from United fans on social media, with many unhappy people.

But Holland says he is not surprised to see Jones get a new deal.

He claims it would be a bad deal on the part of the United to let Jones leave for free.

But he also calculates that Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian will start at the end of the season, so United can not afford other defenders.

"I'm not surprised that the US extended its deal," Holland told talkSPORT.

"What do United fans want? All their players start with free transfers because their contracts are running out?

"The business sense immediately tells me that they have to try and sign the players with longer agreements.

"And if they are thinking of selling them, at least they raise their value and give them the opportunity to get some money for him if they sell it." I think it's a commercial decision.

"[But also] I look at the United team and who will go in the summer?

"Marcos Rojo, I think he will leave, Darmian will leave, you can not make everyone disappear.

"What, are you going to bring in 10 players?

"Or lose seven or eight players and bring in seven or eight more?

"It will not happen, you can not have a big business in a club."

Jones helped United beat Fulham 3-0 on Saturday and beat Chelsea in fourth place.

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