Whilst there were several surprises about Sir Alex Ferguson’s team selection this weekend, one of the bigger ones was the positioning of Phil Jones.
Last week, RoM was amongst several reds calling for Jones to play in the centre of midfield, but I don’t think anyone expected his first opportunity to come at Anfield.
Jones has revealed that he was surprised as anyone but is happy to play wherever the manager asks him to.
“Yes, it was a surprise,” said Jones. “But, if the gaffer says I’m playing there, there’s no arguments. I’m happy to be playing. It’s hard as I’ve not played there in a while. The last time I played there, was for Blackburn quite a while ago but I had to adapt and I think it was about breaking the play up and making it difficult for Liverpool to play in there because it was quite congested.”
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