Phil Jones praises Gary Cahill

Phil Jones praises Gary Cahill

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Manchester United defender Phil Jones has revealed his enjoyment in playing alongside Chelsea’s Gary Cahill for England.

The two started together against Lithuania on Friday night, a game the side went on to win 4-0 on route to qualifying for Euro 2016.

The pair have started together four times now, with Jones being picked ahead of Phil Jagielka for this fixture.

Both Cahill and Jones have endured up and down seasons as they have come under criticism, but Jones was full of praise for his England counter-part after the game.

The 23-year-old told the the Mirror: “I enjoy playing with him. You see him at Chelsea, he’s a top-class centre-half. He’s strong, he reads the game well, and it’s nice to play alongside him.”

The victory made it five wins out of five in the qualifying campaign for France 2016.

Up next for England is a game in Turin against Italy on Tuesday as they look to avenge their World Cup defeat against Atonio Conte’s men.