Fergie rues Jones fee

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Sir Alex Ferguson feels he has been 'done' out of £4million, according to Derby County manager Billy Davies.

The Manchester United boss allowed The Rams to sign David Jones for £1million in January, following an impressive loan spell at Pride Park.

Since completing his permanent move to the club, the midfielder has scored four goals in 10 Championship appearances as Derby chase promotion to the Premiership.

And though Jones appeared just four times for the United first team, Ferguson is ruing the fee he accepted for the 22-year-old.

Derby chief Davies has praised the player's impact at Pride Park and revealed Ferguson's feelings about the transfer.

"I've spoken to Sir Alex about Jones and he said I've done him out of about three or four million quid!" said Davies.

"He is a wonderful young talent and will make great strides in his career and go on to play international football for many years.

"Out of all the players I've worked with, I'd say he is in the top one and he will be even better next season as well.

"It's very difficult to break into the United team as there is unbelievable competition. It's a different ball game there and it's hard work.

"However, we're very glad he's here and now he's adding goals to his game we believe he can go very, very far."