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Fergie: Jones can be the best

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Phil Jones could become the best player in Manchester United's history and insisted his 2012/13 title winners are on a pedestal with the club's previous squads.

Last Updated: 23/04/13 at 11:22 Post Comment

Even on their way to this season's Premier League crown, Ferguson's squad have had to face the criticism of lacking the quality of teams of the recent past.

But the Scot thinks his current batch have all the ability to be compared to the likes of his Treble-winning squad of 1999.

And Ferguson even singled out 21-year-old Jones, a £16.5million signing from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2011, as a player with potential to even eclipse the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton.

"You saw Jones tonight," Ferguson told Sky Sports. "Arguably, the way he is looking, he could be our best ever player."

Ferguson also said when asked about the criticism his players have faced: "It's dead easy to say that, nostalgia plays tricks on people's minds.

"Put it in context, we've now got 84 points with four games left - we've never done that.

"We've won most of our games, drawn three, lost four, and the goal tonight... all the great goals we've scored over the years, from David Beckham through Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Eric Cantona, that goal has joined that. These players have joined the pedestal."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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