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Phil Jones
  • Full Name: Phil Jones
  • Position: Defender
  • Birthday: February 21, 1992 (Age: 22)
  • Club: Manchester United
  • Height: 6' 1" (1.85m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
0 0 0 0 0

Phil Jones

Jones signed for Manchester United, for a reported £16.5 million fee, in July 2011 after making the breakthrough under Sam Allardyce at Blackburn during the 2009-10 season. The versatile defender, who quickly established himself as one of the game's hottest young players with a succession of top performances at Ewood Park, was also a target for Liverpool.

Having made his league debut for Blackburn at home to Chelsea, he has played at right-back, centre-back and in midfield for Rovers but models himself on John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Dawson and favours playing in the centre of defence.

Jones signed a new contract at Rovers in February 2011 that could have kept him at Ewood Park for a further five years but United swooped to agree a deal for the England Under-21 international just a few months later.

Strengths: Fast and powerful, Jones' versatility serves him well as he can play as a defender or a holding midfielder.

Weaknesses: A little headstrong at times and can get caught out of position. Lacks experience in his decision making.

Career high: In the summer of 2011 he represented England U21s at the UEFA European Championship and was snapped up by Premier League champions Manchester United.

Career low: A cartilage knee injury kept him out for three months between December and March and threatened to upset his season.

Style: Powerful, strong, an uncompromising defender.

Quotes: ""Phil Jones is a good young English player. One of the toughest defenders I played against last season. Can play midfield too," Wayne Rooney ahead of Jones' transfer in June 2011.

Trivia: A regular Saturday night for Jones involves watching himself on Match of the Day with parents Mark and Helen, with whom he still lives.

Euro 2012

Opposition APP G ASS SH TAR FC FS YEL RED
France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0