Manchester United are set to offer a new contract to one of their most promising performers, reports suggest.
According to The Guardian, the defending Premier League champions are set to offer versatile defender Phil Jones an extension to his five-year deal which is currently scheduled to run until the summer of 2016.
The same source further states that, while Manchester United are yet to officially open talks with the former Blackburn Rovers starlet, there are not expected to be any hitches that would prevent him from extending his stay at Old Trafford and also that manager David Moyes views him as a critical piece of his re-building project.
Still only 22-years-old, Jones - who made the big move from Ewood Park during the summer of 2011 - has not been especially inspiring during what has been an extremely difficult campaign for Manchester United.
However, with an ability to play a variety of positions including centre-back, full-back and central-defensive midfield and several years ahead of him at the elite level before he even begins to reach his peak, Jones remains an undeniably important figure to Moyes.
Jones - whose time at Manchester United has also coincided with him managing to break into the senior England squad on a full-time basis - has made 19 appearances in the Premier League so far this season, with his only goal of the campaign to date coming via an impressive header during the morale-boosting 3-0 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns in February.
He will be hoping his form between now and the end of the season - which will obviously decide if the Red Devils are going to have to contend with participation in next year's edition of the Europa League - will be enough to earn him a place in Roy Hodgson's Three Lions squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
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