Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Phil Jones could be United's best ever'

Manchester United's Phil Jones in action on April 1, 2013
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Sir Alex Ferguson suggests that Phil Jones has the ability to eclipse legends such as Bobby Charlton and George Best and become Manchester United's greatest ever player.

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Phil Jones has the potential to be the greatest player in the history of Manchester United.

The 21-year-old defender picked up his first Premier League winners medal on Monday when the Red Devils beat Aston Villa to wrap up their 20th top-flight title.

Old Trafford has played host to the likes of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards, but Ferguson believes that Jones could emulate the legendary trio during his United career.

"We have some outstanding young players," Ferguson said. Rafael has been fantastic, while Phil Jones, with the way he is looking, he could be our best ever player."

Jones joined United from Blackburn Rovers for a transfer fee of £16m in 2011.

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