Jones happy joining Smalling at Man Utd
"Chris has shown that you can go in there and play games for United," Jones said of Smalling, who joined the Barclays Premier League champions a year ago.
"He has done extremely well.
"The gaffer has shown he is not afraid to put young faces in the team. When I get the chance I am confident I will take it."
The teenager is also unflustered about facing the famous Ferguson 'hairdryer', adding: "I'm ready for that."
Jones and Smalling's performances were one of few bright spots for England U21 in Denmark during the past 10 days and the pair look set to be a long-term partnership for both club and country.
Jones said: "Chris is a fantastic player. I enjoy playing with him and we complement each other well.
"Hopefully, we can do that in the future."
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