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Phil Jones: 'No arguments over midfield role'

Jones: 'No arguments over midfield role'
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Phil Jones insists that he is happy to play in the unfamiliar role of centre-midfield for Manchester United.

Manchester United youngster Phil Jones has insisted that he has no problem playing in the centre of midfield, despite being more comfortable in a defensive role.

The 19-year-old was selected to play in the heart of United's midfield for yesterday's 1-1 draw at Liverpool, and he has admitted that he was surprised to have been selected in that position by Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Yes, it was a surprise," he told MUTV. "But, if the gaffer says I'm playing there, there's no arguments. I'm happy to be playing.

"It's hard as I've not played there in a while.

"The last time I played there was for Blackburn quite a while ago but I had to adapt. I think it was about breaking the play up and making it difficult for Liverpool to play in there because it was quite congested."

Jones limped off with a knee injury at Anfield but confirmed that there is no lasting damage.

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