United New Boy Tells Fergie: Play Me In My Best Position
Manchester United starlet Phil Jones claims his favoured position is centre-half, and that’s where he see’s his future.
Sir Alex Ferguson has already praised the young defender for his versatility, with suggestions the 19-year old could play at full back or as a defensive midfielder if called upon, but the England Under 21 star claims his best position is centre-back.
“I used to play in midfield,” he told Inside United. “But I definitely consider myself a centre-half and that’s where I play my best football.
“I like to see the game in front of me and read the play. At Blackburn, when the manager asked me to move into midfield, it was strange and I didn’t expect it.
“It took a few games to adapt to that role and the positions to take. If I was asked to do that here, I’d feel comfortable with it.”
When asked to describe his style, the 19-year-old stated: “As a centre-back, I read the game well. I’m good in the air and have a decent range of passing.
“Like every footballer, I have things to improve and I’ll continue to work on them at United.”
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