Phil Jones has been incredibly popular with Manchester United fans since joining from Blackburn in the summer. All the top clubs went in for him but as soon as he spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson, Jones made up his mind that he wanted to be a red.
Sir Bobby Charlton, who played alongside George Best and Denis Law, claimed Duncan Edwards, who lost his life in Munich, was the only player who ever made him inferior.
Paddy Crerand claims that Sir Bobby has said Jones reminds of Edwards.
“It’s brilliant for me to even be considered as being a player who could become as good as Duncan Edwards was,” Jones said in The Telegraph. “It is flattering and, for young lads like myself and my team-mates to be compared to great young players of the past, it is an amazing feeling. People have told me about Duncan, facts and figures about him, but I obviously know what he means to this club. When you come into training in the morning, knowing that people are talking about you in the same breath as players of the Busby era, it is fantastic, but I can’t let it affect me. I have to play my own game and continue to do what I have been doing so far.”
Made in Manchester is available for just £5. It includes 30 articles from the country's best football writers about graduates from the Manchester United academy. Everyone who buys a copy enters a competition to win the new home shirt. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.