Hierro praises Jones following Capello comparison

Former Spain international defender Fernando Hierro has claimed that Manchester United defender Phil Jones has the quality to be one of the best in the world, according to The Sun.

England manager Fabio Capello recently compared the 19 year old to Hierro, saying that he had the same abilities as the former Real Madrid captain, and now Hierro himself has had his say on the United man. Hierro made 89 appearances for his country and won plenty of medals with Madrid before retiring in 2005. The defender has tipped Jones to emulate Hierro’s success and believes the United man is a ‘serious talent’.

‘I know Jones very well. He played for England against Spain last summer in the Under-21 European Championship and was very impressive. If he keeps evolving the way he is, he will be world class’, the former Spain captain said.

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