Premier League Club Confirm Interest In Signing United Defender

Old Trafford's greatest ever player?


Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen has confirmed that the club are interested in signing United defender Phil Jones.

Jones arrived at Old Trafford in 2011 amid high expectations with Sir Bobby Charlton once famously comparing him to the legendary Duncan Edwards. 

As well as that, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Jones had the potential to be United's greatest ever player. 

Bowen spoke to the Stoke Sentinel about what Jones would bring to the the Staffordshire side:

"He did well as a youngster, got the big move, but it hasn't worked out for him there. I don't know how close we are or how far down the line it's gone.

He's played the majority of his career at centre half, but in his younger days he went into midfield as well. I don't know what's gone wrong, but he's gone from even a player Fergie was talking about as being someone who could have been one of the greats.

But we have a bit of reputation for bringing players like that into this set up and then thriving. Fingers crossed, something may happen."

It's safe to say to say that Jones has yet to reach his full potential as his United career has stalled in the last couple of years due in part to injuries and poor form.

Should the 24-year-old bring his United career to an end, he will leave with one Premier League and one FA Cup medal in his back pocket. 

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James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.