By Sanu Akingbola

Phil Jones and Chris Smalling could be heading for Manchester United exit as club are yet to open talks over new deals.

Both men will see their contracts with the club expire at the end of next season and we understand that talks on new deals are yet to be opened with either.

United are thought to be relaxed about the situation but will be reluctant to lose the pair for nothing Jones, 23, and Smalling, 25, formed a resolute centre-back pairing in United’s 3-0 home victory over Tottenham and 2-1 defeat of Liverpool at Anfield – regarded as the club’s best performances under Louis van Gaal.