Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Is Phil Jones Ready For England?

Phil Jones is really starting to make a name for himself this season for Manchester United, and the bwin review is predicting that he could be in the frame to play a more leading role for England at the Euro's this summer.

19 year old Jones made his England Debut back in October where he played at right back against Montenegro in the crucial qualifier, but against Spain in November, where England surprised stan james odds with a victory, he played in central midfield.

The point is that Jones doesn't have much experience in an England shirt but he has versatility to play in a number of positions, and the way he has been playing recently, he is showing that he should be getting a starting place some where in Fabio Capello's first eleven.

He is playing so well that he is being compared to some of the greatest players in the history of the game. Phil Neville likened him to Roy Keane last Sunday as he drove the Manchester United central midfield; Sir Booby Charlton compared him with the late Duncan Edwards with his power, speed and strength; while Fabio Capello compared him to Franco Baresi, saying that Jones has extremely high quality in the centre back and centre midfield positions which not many players have ever had.

When you are receiving such plaudits from some of the games most respected men at just 19 years old, you know the future is looking bright. But there will be plenty of people who think Jones should be in Capello's squad.

He could be the holding player as part of a 3 man midfield, he could be a central defender or he could even be at right back!

What ever the case, if he continues the current form he is in for his club, and continues to improve, his England career could peak a lot more sooner than he perhaps might have expected!