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Man Utd defender Jones: My best position was midfield

Manchester United defender Phil Jones admits he grew up as a midfielder.

Jones joined United from Blackburn Rovers and admits central midfield was his more natural position.

He explained that, earlier in his career, he was often deployed in a more offensive role.

“At the time, centre-midfield probably was my natural position because I played in midfield a lot more than I did at centre-back," he told MUTV.

“I used to get asked repeatedly what my favourite position was and where was I going to end up. I was young, at the time, and said 'my position will find me'. But I loved playing in midfield with Carras (Michael Carrick) - I played with him loads of times and got to grips with the position."

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