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Sun Piles Pressure On Manchester United’s Phil Jones: The Legend

by | 17th, November 2011

CAN the tabloids turn up the pressure on Manchester United’s defensive tyro Phil Jones? Yes. Today’s Sun headline spread over two pages declares:

JONES IS ALREADY A LEGEND. HE’S UP THERE WITH BARESI AND HIERRO SAYS CAPELLO.

Phil Jones, the 19-year-old with three England caps is as good as AC Milan great Franco Baresi (82 caps for Italy; three European Cups) and Real Madrid’s Fernando Hierro (89 caps for Spain; three European Cups)?
Want to know what Capello said?

“It is difficult to find a player like him, really difficult. In my career, I found probably two players like that. They were Franco Baresi and Fernando Hierro who played as midfielders and after they played centre-halfs, And I think were really good players. Jones can play in different positions at the top level.”

Already a legend, then.

No pressure, Phil.



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