Phil Jones is being reportedly monitored by 13 clubs

Mudeet Arora
Jones has had a sorry time with Manchester United
Jones has had a sorry time with Manchester United / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is reportedly being tracked by thirteen different clubs ahead of the January transfer window.

Jones, who has not started a game for United since January 2020 has been nursing a knee injury.

The English defender is expected to bring his time at Old Trafford to an end in January 2022 and according to The Sun, multiple teams are interested in his signature.

Among those teams are Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Watford. Wayne Rooney's Derby County too are reportedly looking at Jones as an option.

Jones has played for the U-23 side for the most this season. His £130,000-per-week contract is set to expire in 2023 after signing an extension in 2019.

The former England international opened up about his recent struggles in an interview with The Times, discussing the abuse he's received from supporters.

"I must be an easy target," he said. "Every footballer has a tag and unfortunately mine is, 'Let's have a laugh at him.' But -- and I say this in the nicest possible way -- I know who'll have the last laugh.

"I'm proud of my career and when it finishes and I'm enjoying my life -- and by the way I'm super fortunate that I'll be able to do that, because footballers are fortunate -- [the keyboard warriors] will still be in their mum's spare bedroom, sipping Diet Pepsi that's flat, eating a Pot Noodle, sitting in their boxers, tweeting."