Gary Neville was in Singapore to support Peter Lim’s Sports Scholarship. Here he talks to the New Paper on some subjects
It is a surprise when Sir Alex Ferguson splashed out 16-20 mil on a 19 year old young defender but goes to show how much he values a good defence.
With Jones and Smalling, this could be united’s defence for the next 10-13 years.
People complain about how expensive we are paying for Jones, but if you can buy a future England captain and first choice defender for 20 mil and look back 6 years later in an inflationary world, you will see that this is a small price to pay when amortizing his contract over that duration.
Here is an excellent video of the 2’s performance in England’s under 21 match versus a class Spain side.
You might also want to take note of this You Tube channel VidicnFerdinand as it makes a lot of videos on these central defensive pairing.
It is anticipated that man utd will complete the 17 million pound signing of Phil Jones.
Jones played 18 games in midfield and 6 games in defence. He had a mid term long spell out with injury and most of his games in midfield was before injury.
Here are chalkboards of his passing stats throughout the season.