Alex Ferguson Once Said Phil Jones Could Be Man United’s Greatest Ever Player

When you think of some of the greatest players in Manchester United history, Phil Jones is probably not anywhere close to your mind. In fact you probably will not have him on your top 50 rankings.

But back in the day, Manchester United’s legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson said  Phil Jones had the potential become Man United’s greatest ever player.




After splashing a reported £16.5 million on the centre-back, Ferguson went on to make the bold claim that Jones could be United’s best ever.


“Jones, arguably the way he is looking, could be our best ever player.” Ferguson said when they signed him.

“I think Jones may be one of the best players we have ever had, not matter where we play him. At 21 years of age, he is going to be a phenomenal player. I think he can play anywhere on the pitch.

“He has such a massive influence, with his instinct and reading of the game. He has a drive about him.”

It’s always amazing when legendary people predict the future and get it all wrong. But it’s even more amazing when the predictor is Alex Ferguson, and the subject is Phil Jones.

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