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Phil Jones flattered by comparisons with Man Utd legend Duncan Edwards

Phil Jones admits it's an honour to be compared with Manchester United legend Duncan Edwards.

Jones has adapted so quickly to life at United since his £16.5million summer move from Blackburn Rovers, he has been hailed the new Duncan Edwards - the young genius killed following the 1958 Munich air disaster who is such a revered figure at Old Trafford.

Jones said: "It is fantastic to be mentioned in the same category as a player like that. But I just concentrate on my football.

"When you play for a club like United and for England you are in the limelight all the time.

"You have to be able to deal with that in the right way. I think I do that - I let my football do the talking and hopefully my performances show I am good enough to be in the England side."

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