Phil Jones happy with varying roles for Manchester United


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Manchester United utility player Phil Jones is more than happy to be shuffled around the side if it means the team keeps on winning.

The 19-year-old summer signing from Blackburn has produced some impressive performances this season despite being asked to play on the right or in the centre of defence and also in midfield.

"I enjoy playing anywhere. I enjoy playing football, so wherever I am asked to play I will play," he said.

"If the manager asks me to play right-back, centre-back or midfield, I will go and do a job there.

"I don't think it really matters at the moment that I am cementing a spot in a certain position because I am still young.

"Hopefully, as my career progresses that will happen."

Jones scored his first goal for the club in the weekend's 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

"I'm delighted to score but it wasn't about the goal. It was about three points and I thought the lads did exceptionally well," he told the Manchester Evening News.

"We probably should have killed the game off. We had chances in the first half and second half but we're happy with the clean sheet and the performance.

"We're focused on what we've got to do and, when we cross that white line, we're only in control of what we can control.

"The gaffer said we'll take 10 1-0 wins if we win the league, so that's what we're doing."