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Manchester United: Phil Jones a Star in the Making for Club and England
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Phil Jones, at 19 years old, is a star prospect for Manchester United FC and the England national football team.

He has been playing well above his age and experience level for the Red Devils this season, as he is proving to be the long-term replacement for Rio Ferdinand at the back. However, his skill set is vastly greater than Ferdinand’s, and Jones may eventually opt to leave MUFC in response to future calls from renowned clubs seeking his world-class talent.

That being said, for now, Jones is the answer that Sir Alex so desperately needs to lead the Devils back line in front of an aging Patrice Evra, a recovering Nemanja Vidic and a very inconsistent Johnny Evans. Here are some explanations for why he will one day achieve legendary status as an English defender.

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