Man Utd fans urged not to compare Jones with legend Edwards

Manchester United fans are being urged not to compare Phil Jones with club legend Duncan Edwards.

Edwards’ self-confessed understudy in the Busby Babes side, Wilf McGuinness, is urging everybody to let Jones become his own man.

“I have always thought of Duncan as being incomparable and I still do,” McGuinness told the Manchester Evening News.

“To me he was like Roy Keane, Bryan Robson and Steve Gerrard rolled into one. That was Duncan. I don’t think anyone can compare to that.

“I hear what people are saying about Phil Jones and that’s fine but I wouldn’t want to saddle him with the Edwards comparison - I don’t think that would be fair on the lad.

“But there are similarities. There is no question about that and I certainly think Jones is going to be a player in the mould of Keane, Robson and Ince for United.

“His future at Old Trafford is looking very, very good and he is going to be an excellent player for the club. He is a really exciting player and has the makings of being a great player for United.

“I think we should be happy about that for now and make comparisons maybe when he’s finished his career.

“When the manager bought him in the summer I realised here was a player who could blossom under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson and his staff.

“He was young and I could see him developing. He was a good buy in my eyes but he has turned out even better than that.”

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