Jones flattered to be compared with Man Utd legends Edwards, Robson

Manchester United youngster Phil Jones has shrugged off being compared with some of the club's greatest.

Manchester United youngster Phil Jones has shrugged off being compared with some of the club's greatest.

Comparisons to Old Trafford luminaries like Duncan Edwards, Bryan Robson and Roy Keane have been made on a regular basis.

"It is nice to hear those comparisons. But I want to be me," Jones told the Manchester Evening News.

"There have been some terrific player’s names being bandied around that I am being compared to and that is great. I am just able, touch wood, to take it in my stride. That’s how I am. I am not embarrassed or pressurised by it. It is just great and I want to do as well as they did.

"I want to become the best I can be and be at my best for a good number of years. I don’t know when I will peak and be at my best but I am learning every day and as long as I keep doing that I am happy.

"I think my game has improved. My understanding of the game has improved. The technical side has improved. All round I have improved in leaps and bounds at United. I learn something every day in training here and I am just loving it."

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