Phil Jones makes his long-awaited seasonal bow for Manchester United against Galatasaray on Tuesday evening with Sir Alex Ferguson accepting injuries are part of the maturing process in someone so young.
Even though he is now in his fourth season as a Premier League player and also has five caps to his name, Jones is still only 20. However, his recent progress has been hampered by a summer back injury, which was followed by knee surgery after a pre-season training setback.
Jones has finally recovered, and Ferguson insists he is not worried by the extended spell on the sidelines, saying: "It's a big day for Phil Jones. He's been out all season but has done enough training to make sure his fitness is okay."
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