Phil Jones will captain Man United in the future, predicts G-Nev
Published 11:02 30/06/11 By David Anderson
Gary Neville has hailed new signing Phil Jones as a future Manchester United captain.
Former United skipper Neville, who retired last season, believes defender Jones - a £16million buy from Blackburn - has the leadership qualities to lead the team at Old Trafford.
"I think this lad's going to be a star, I really do," said Neville.
"I think he's going to be somebody who could potentially be a captain of Manchester United in the future.
"He looks really solid and he's somebody who can be a huge player for the club for the next 10 years.
"There's a lot of potential there and the performances he's put in over the last two years have been outstanding, particularly against us.
"For a 19-year-old that’s excellent. He's a great signing for us."
Jones was the first of three United signings this summer, with midfielder Ashley Young and goalkeeper David De Gea following, to take Sir Alex Ferguson's spending to £50m.
But Neville is expecting at least one more signing. "I think the manager will sign a central midfielder because of Owen Hargreaves leaving and Paul Scholes retiring," said Neville.