Hodgson tells Man Utd's Jones to focus on being centre-half

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been told to make centre-half his long-term position. Jones has been told by Roy Hodgson his best chance of a long England career is at centre-back.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been told to make centre-half his long-term position.

Jones has been told by Roy Hodgson his best chance of a long England career is at centre-back.

Hodgson said: “Jones falls into a category that develops at a club like Manchester United, where there are so many top players.

“I haven’t worked enough with him to be able to say definitively what I think – but my impression is that he is a centre-half.

“Quite frankly, his chances of establishing himself in the England team are probably as great, if not greater, at centre-back than at full-back. At full-back on both sides we have pretty stiff competition.”

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