Originally Posted by Pogue Mahone
Ok. A couple of poor performances at full back. How many really good ones in the same position? Not many more, I'd have thought.
Don't get me wrong. He's done very well in an unfamiliar position but I don't see what he's done to be talked about as best young player of the season so far. Even his very best game at full-back wouldn't have been as good as Rafael's best in the same position.
Earlier on in the season I was very impressed with his performances there. It was only that cluster of performances when United were giving everyone a hiding mind you. He is a natural centre back.
Would prefer we got him back playing regularly in the centre with Vidic's injury now though as it is clearly his best position and I think Jones is abit to inexperienced to be played there regularly yet. Smalling and Rio with Evans as back up(which is fairly regular given Rio's situation) is what I would hope for the rest of the year.
Let the twins/Jones battle for the right back spot when the likes of Cleverley and Anderson return. I don't know about everyone else but I see Jones's long term future as a centre back but until then he will do a job anywhere.