03/05/2012 10:31, Report by Nick Coppack
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Sir Alex backs Roy Hodgson

The manager also revealed he expects both Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to go to the European Championships with England.

"I think Jones and Smalling should go but they haven’t played a lot of football for us this season at centre-back. Monday night was Smalling’s first game at centre-back for a long time because of the form of Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans.

"Smalling and Jones have had one or two injuries as well. You go back to what you’ve got left and you have John Terry, Rio, Gary Cahill and then you’ve got Jones and Smalling – there isn’t a lot after that."

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