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Phil Jones is Manchester United's go-to man

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Phil Jones has been Manchester United's go-to man this season. 

Jones initially impressed Sir Alex Ferguson with his display against the Red Devils, when Blackburn held them to a 1-1 draw in the 2010-11 season.

Sir Alex immediately splashed an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £16.5m for the young Englishman.

He is capable of playing virtually every position on a football field.

He can slot in at right full back, be a strong centre back, or hold the midfield together.

He has played some key roles in the past, with Sir Alex Ferguson trusting him to man-mark Cristiano Ronaldo when the Red Devils visited the Bernabeu in the Champions League.

Jones also marshalled the Belgian Marouane Fellaini when United visited Goodison Park last season.

He is a useful player, and has been tipped by Sir Alex to be the future captain of the Red Devils.

He can be efficient in any position. He's blessed with tremendous upper body strength, and he's relatively quick as well. Opposing players find it hard to bully him off the ball or out-muscle him.

David Moyes has used Jones in midfield and defence.

He has played an invaluable part in trying to stabilise Manchester United's strugglingmidfield. He does not have the passing range of Michael Carrick, but he is capable of doing the dirty work, and winning the ball back.

Jones scored the only goal at Old Trafford midweek when he volleyed the ball into the net, ensuring United topped their Champions League group this season. 

Phil Jones made his senior international debut on in October 2011 - coming in a 2-2 draw with Montenegro.

One of the bright young talents of English football, the Old Trafford faithful will hope he is utilised efficiently and David Moyes can help him realise his full potential.

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