Jones keen to be a centre-half at Man Utd

England international Phil Jones admits he is determined to become a centre-half at Manchester United.

Jones joined United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011. The 21-year-old has featured both in a midfield role, in the centre of defence and as a right-back at United.

But Jones is keen to nail down a fixed position in the team as a centre-half.

Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed last season that Jones could go on to become one of the club’s greatest ever players.

“It was very flattering and unexpected, particularly coming from someone like that and when you think of all the great players this club has had,” Jones told The Sun regarding Ferguson’s comments.

“It’s something I won’t forget. I’d love to live up to it, of course I would. But if I can be half as good as some of the great players from this club’s history, do half the things some of those guys did, then I’ll be able to say at the end of my career that I’ve had a good one.

“I’m happy with my own form. I’m pleased to be getting a bit of a run at centre-half.

“It’s always nice to play in the position you feel most comfortable in. I played in midfield against Norwich in the Capital One Cup, but mostly it has been centre-back and that’s where I want to be.

“When I came, it was always the plan to establish myself as a centre-back and I hope to do it this season. If the manager keeps faith in me, I’ll make sure I can cement a spot there and get a good run there.”

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