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Name: Phil Jones
Born: 21 February 1992
Position: Defender
International: England Under-21 (7 caps*)

"Phil Jones is a good young English player, one of the toughest defenders I played against last season. He can play in midfield, too."

- Wayne Rooney (Twitter, 8 June 2011)

*Caps correct at 13 June 2011

13/06/2011 15:00, Report by L Kane, N Coppack

Video: Jones in action

It's no surprise Manchester United have moved to secure Phil Jones' services.

After all, the 19-year-old defender, who has agreed to move from Blackburn Rovers on 1 July, is one of the brightest young talents in English football.

We've got the footage to prove it, too. The England Under-21 international has been hugely impressive in his outings against Sir Alex's men at Ewood Park over the last two seasons and you can watch highlights from those performances in our video (above).

Jones made 40 appearances for Blackburn after graduating from Rovers' youth set-up and signing professional forms in July 2009. He is currently in Denmark with his England colleagues for the UEFA Under-21 Championships.

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