I still support Blackburn, says Manchester United’s Phil Jones

Phil Jones admits he still follows his former club Blackburn Rovers closely despite loving life at Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Phil Jones completed a £16.5m move to Manchester United in June Photo: Nasmac, via Flickr

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Phil Jones has revealed his affection for former club Blackburn Rovers despite sealing a move to Manchester United in the summer.

The 19-year-old, who completed his £16.5m transfer to Old Trafford in June, admits he still supports the Ewood Park ouftfit and backed Steve Kean’s side to avoid relegation from the top flight.

“I’m still a massive fan – as soon as we come off the pitch I always look to see how Blackburn have got on. I still have a lot of friends at the club,” Jones told United’s website.

“I’m sure they’ll kick on and things will improve. They’re a lot better than their league position shows. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, they’re at the bottom of the table now.

“We won’t find it easy, though. It’s going to be tough. I know what sort of squad Blackburn have and there are some cracking players there. We can’t take them lightly.”

Jones has been used at centre-half, right-back and in midfield this season but missed the 5-0 win over Wigan on Boxing Day due to illness as the Premier League champions drew level on points with league leaders Manchester City.

And the defender admits he is delighted with life at United. “Ever since I arrived I’ve been made to feel welcome,” he said. “I’ve settled in quickly and I’m really enjoying my football, probably more so than ever before. I just hope I can continue at United for a very long time.”

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