Dave Jones: Sir Alex is always heavily involved in the youth system

David Jones has his background as a footballer in the Manchester United youth system. When only ten he joined the Manchester United youth programme.

When he was fifteen he joined the United under-17 side and after the first season he signed an apprentice contract for the club in the summer of 2001. Already the next season he was playing with their under-19 side.

In the season of 2002-3 he was made captain of the under-19’s and they made it to the finals of the FA Youth Cup. They played ‘Boro in the finals and after winning the second leg at Old Trafford it was David Jones that had the honour of lifting the Cup to the sky.

So Dave knows what he is talking about when he was interviewed by the Birmingham Mail about Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson.

“He’s the type of manager that just wants to keep going and get success. While he’s been at United there have been changes in the teams. The core has probably stayed the same but there have been changes around that over the years and they just keep winning trophies. They’ve got that winning mentality and will want to keep going in the league so they will be well up for the game. Whenever you play United you know you’re in for a difficult game.

Sir Alex is always heavily involved in the youth system and the players coming through. And when you get up to first-team level he offers you advice. He’s someone you can learn from, a big influence and one of many in my football career up to now.”

Dave Jones will be one of Wolves most important players tonight when we face Manchester United.  I hope and believe that he will be extra hungry to show his old team that he has evolved and learned one thing or two since he left them. Dave Jones will play as an advanced midfielder for Wolves tonight.


(You can read a longer presentation of David Jones HERE)


~ by paddytheflea on March 6, 2010.

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