Former Man Utd captain Gary Neville has backed new signing Phil Jones to one day wear the club's armband.
Former skipper says new boy has potential to lead United
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has backed new signing Phil Jones to one day wear the club's armband.
Neville, born in Bury, is a lifelong United fan and retired mid-season earlier this year after making 602 appearances for the Old Trafford club.
Jones, 19, agreed a five-year contract after Blackburn agreed an undisclosed transfer fee last month, and Neville is predicting a bright future.
"I think this lad's going to be a star, I really do," the former England full-back told Singapore's The New Paper
"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."