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Man Utd defender Jones proud of comparisons with Edwards

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is flattered with comparisons with legend Duncan Edwards.

Since his arrival at Old Trafford, some have suggested Jones is similar in style to Edwards.

"It's brilliant for me to even be considered as being a player who could become as good as Duncan Edwards was," Jones told the Daily Telegraph.

"It is flattering and, for young lads like myself and my team-mates to be compared to great young players of the past, it is an amazing feeling.

"People have told me about Duncan, facts and figures about him, but I obviously know what he means to this club.

"When you come into training in the morning, knowing that people are talking about you in the same breath as players of the Busby era, it is fantastic, but I can't let it affect me. I have to play my own game and continue to do what I have been doing so far.

"I wanted to come here and play. I didn't want to come from playing every week at Blackburn to becoming a bit-part player at United, but I knew I probably had to do that at the start.

"I wanted to come to United because I felt that the club was right for me, so if I had to wait, I was prepared for it.

"One of my strong points is that, no matter what anyone says about me, it will not affect me, it's because I believe in my ability and what I can achieve.

"I know I am good enough to be here, otherwise the manager wouldn't have paid the money he spent to bring me to the club."

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