Thursday, 1st May, 2014

Manchester United defender Phil Jones admits that the final few games of the season are like an audition for the players who are hoping to be part of the World Cup squad that travel to Brazil this summer.

In 2011 Manchester United paid £16.5m to Blackburn Rovers for the then-19-year-old central defender and Jones signed a five-year deal with the club.

Jones admits that making it into the England World Cup squad is something he is looking forward to and believes that it would be a great honour for him to represent the Three Lions on the biggest stage.

“It would be a huge, huge honour to play for your country at a World Cup. I think it’s in the back of the minds of everyone who has a chance of being involved”, the young defender told his club’s official site.


The 22-year-old defender is looking forward to the last three games of the season for Manchester United as they offer a further chance to impress England boss Roy Hodgson.

“There are still three [Manchester] United games left for me to impress in. Hopefully I can be there, but we’ll just have to wait and see.”

At the age of 22, Jones has already been capped nine times for England and has made 102 appearances for the Red Devils.

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