The England centre-back was in the side that narrowly lost at Selhurst Park, but it is unknown how prominently he will feature in Erik ten Hag’s plans for next season. The Dutchman was in attendance as the Red Devils scraped a Europa League spot despite losing 1-0, and had a great chance to observe his new squad at close quarters.
United co-owner Avram Glazer recently confirmed, during a rare interview, that Ten Hag will have the backing to bring in new faces this summer. Recruitment at centre-back will likely be high up on the priority list after a tumultuous season which has seen them ship 57 goals – more than relegated Burnley.
Ajax’s Jurrien Timber is believed to be on Ten Hag’s radar, and his arrival could signal the end of Maguire’s first-team spot. United hero Paul Parker has already urged his former side to cash in on the out-of-form defender if they can scoop up a decent transfer fee this summer.
Jones, meanwhile, has another year of his contract to run at Old Trafford before he can leave for free. It remains to be seen whether any clubs have been particularly taken with his handful of performances this season.