Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have been highly touted as the future of Manchester United ever since Sir Alex Ferguson signed the English defenders from Fulham and Blackburn Rovers respectively. But are they producing their potential?   Potential Chris Smalling joined United from Fulham in 2010, just 2 years after leaving non-league Maidstone United. Smalling’s 

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No favours were done to Phil Jones when Alex Ferguson predicted he could “become the greatest player in Manchester United’s history” and Bobby Charlton likened him to Duncan Edwards. They were dangerous prophecies that would hang around the neck of a youngster, still adapting to the pressures of moving to Old Trafford for a significant 

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