Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean predicts Phil Jones will eventually become captain of England. The 19-year-old left Ewood Park for Manchester United last summer.

Illness permitting, Jones will face his former club at Old Trafford on New Year's Eve, which will just offer Kean a sharp reminder of the talent he lost.

"I have not been surprised at how Phil Jones has settled into life at Manchester United one bit," said Kean.

"When I first saw Phil down at the academy I thought 'this boy is a player'. I always hoped he would captain our club. Now he is at Manchester United, I am sure he will captain them and he will captain England."

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