Date: 8th June 2015 at 2:43pm
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Centre-Back - Phil Jones

Perhaps lacking viable discussion topics as England and Ireland endured 90 minutes of incredibly forgettable football yesterday afternoon – almost as if both sides feared playing remotely entertainingly might incite religious and nationalist tensions in Dublin – Manchester United legend and ITV pundit Paul Scholes turned his attentions to Phil Jones.

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The ginger maestro made some surprising remarks in regards to the Red Devils defender, claiming he’s ‘not clever enough’ to play regularly at centre-back for United and England – as reported by The Daily Mail.

It was a tad hyperbolic but you can see where the retired midfielder is coming from; rather than having a natural reading of the game, Jones tends to rely upon physicality and enthusiasm to get him out of trouble.

So with that in mind, and being HUGE Scholes fans here at This Is Futbol, we’ve come up with a list of Ten centre-backs United could sign this summer who perhaps have a little more going on between the ears than the 23 year-old.