Red Devils eye Jones recall
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United could recall midfielder David Jones from his spell at Preston.Manchester United could be planning to recall midfielder David Jones from his loan spell at Preston.
The Red Devils' poor recent form, coupled with Liam Miller's imminent loan switch to Leeds, could persuade Sir Alex Ferguson to bring Jones' Deepdale adventure to a premature end.
The 21-year-old has been in fine form during his stint with Preston, and North End boss Billy Davies is desperate to keep hold of him.
"David has been excellent. He has shown what a magnificent talent he is since joining us at the start of the season," admired Davies.
"He has settled into the dressing room extremely well and is a first class professional.
"But we haven't looked at the situation with him at the moment.
"The most important thing is he is playing games for us. Once we get nearer Christmas we will have a look at it.
"But he is certainly a player we admire greatly and a player we would love to see at Preston all season."
Jones joined Preston on a season-long loan, but a clause in the contract would enable Manchester United to summon him back mid-term, an option that is growing increasingly likely.
United's midfield has come under criticism, and Ferguson, who rates Jones highly, could decide to shake things up by bringing back the youngster, who captained the reserves to four trophies last season.
The recall would be unlikely to occur before December.