Phil Jones was able to convince Sir Alex Ferguson of his ability forcing the Scottish manager to start the young defender in 25 Premier League matches during the 2011-12 season. Jones played in just 18 league matches during the 2012-13 season. At 22-years-old, Jones is still young and will quickly put behind Manchester United's disastrous 2013-14 league campaign. Jones played in 26 league matches during the 2013-14 season. He will be fighting for playing time during Brazil 2014.