Thursday, 14th November, 2013

England and Manchester United star Phil Jones has insisted that he has no problems playing in any position for both club and country.

The 21-year-old, who is primarily a centre-back, can also operate in a defensive midfield role.


However Jones, who admitted that he prefers playing as a centre-back, explained it as an advantage to be able to play in a number of positions.

The Manchester United player, who last played for England in the Three Lions’ friendly against Scotland in August, also added that he is keen to continue putting in impressive performances for the Red Devils in view of bettering his international career.


"I have always said that as long as I am enjoying my football it is up to the manager, whether I am away with England or Manchester United, wherever they pick me", he told the FA’s official site.

"I see it as an advantage if you can play in numerous positions because it can only help you.

"Since I broke into Blackburn's first team, centre-back has always been the target. Hopefully I can do that but am just really focused on playing and enjoying my football.

"I think [Roy Hodgson] sees me as a centre-half, but we have got some top players in the squad and it is never going to be easy to break your way through.

"The more I keep playing well for my club, then the more chances I will get on the international stage."

Jones has managed to earn eight senior caps for England thus far and has represented the nation at Under-19 and Under-21 levels.

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