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Pearce: Man Utd best club for Jones

England U21 coach Stuart Pearce has no doubts Phil Jones will see plenty of action for Manchester United.

Pearce reckons that Chris Smalling's experience at United since moving there from Fulham last year suggests Jones's future is in safe hands.

"Sir Alex [Ferguson] isn't afraid to put the young players in and say, 'Go on then - let's see what you can do'. I went to a Champions League semi-final and watched Chris Smalling playing. If you had said to me last summer, 'Would he get the opportunity to play as many games as he has and as many high profile matches?'

"I would've said, 'No chance'. As long as the bigger clubs are prepared to take these youngsters and filter them into the side and give them their head and let them play, it's good and Manchester United have a reputation for doing that."

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