That is the view of former Manchester United goalkeeper-grew to become-pundit Peter Schmeichel.
Jones, 25, signed for Manchester United from Blackburn Rovers for £18million seven years in the past.
But his Old Trafford occupation has been plagued by way of accidents and has scuppered his growth, particularly underneath Jose Mourinho.
The England world made simply 18 Premier League begins underneath the Portuguese boss final season with toe and knee accidents ruling him out for lots of the marketing campaign.
It was once concept that Victor Lindelof’s arrival from Benfica this summer season would see Jones fall even additional down the pecking order and even be offered.
But he has inspired within the middle of defence for Mourinho thus far this time period, with Manchester United flying top on the most sensible of the league.
And Schmeichel has heaped reward on Jones for his choice to struggle again from his accidents and step up for Mourinho the place Lindelof hasn’t.
“I think this is Phil Jones’ seventh season at United,” Schmeichel informed Sky Sports’ The Debate.
“He promised such a lot – United paid £18m and on the time, it was once a staggering quantity for a participant like Jones.
“But he got here in with this recognition of being so gifted and from time to time we’ve noticed that however then he will get injured.
“Balance and rhythm are two essential issues in soccer.
“As a participant you wish to have stability on your lifestyles.
“You additionally wish to have rhythm. As a participant, I sought after to play each and every recreation.”
He added: “If you’re employed laborious to get injured, come again and play two or 3 video games ahead of getting injured, it’s preventing your building.
“It’s like he’s been nurtured into the workforce now over a time period and he’s have compatibility and I feel he’s taking part in his very best soccer.
“For Mourinho to head and signal a centre-part in Lindelof, who hasn’t carried out smartly, that could be a transparent message that the membership wishes somebody right here.
“Jones has grabbed the chance and thus far he’s been actually excellent.”
United tackle CSKA Moscow within the Champions League this night (7.45pm).