Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jones Eyes Up Central Casting

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jones Eyes Up Central Casting

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PETER SPENCER PETER SPENCER PHIL Jones accepts he's David Moyes'flexible friend term wants to be a centre half.

PHIL Jones accepts he's David Moyes'flexible friend - but long term wants to be a centre half.

None of the United star's seven England caps have come in that preferred role - and Sir Alex Ferguson often used him as a defensive screen in front of his back four.

None of the United star's seven England caps have come in that preferred role - and Sir Alex Ferguson often used him as a defensive screen in front of his back four.

Moyes believes Jones will eventually slot into central defence and that was where the 21-year-old figured in the 3-2 defeat to Yokohama F Marinos.

Jones said: "I have said from day one I see myself as a centreback.

But if I am asked to play in midfield or at right-back I am happy to do so. As long as I am in the team, it doesn't matter whether I am in goal. …

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