Jones: 'I don’t lose sleep over what people say about me'
- Jones has no time for his detractors.
- He admits were a laughing stock at the season start.
- He sees a massive change, the team now play with intent & purpose.
Phil Jones was given a new long-term deal at United last week which split the fanbase.
Jones told the Mirror: ''Listen, I don’t lose sleep over what people say about me. It’s football. I’ve had criticism in the past and I’m going to get criticism in the future. I don’t care. I have a wonderful family, wonderful friends and I play football for Man United. I’ve been given an extra contract and I’m thankful and grateful for that. It’s great.''
He discussed the form United have been in: ''Everyone’s going to take us seriously now. We might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the start of the season — but certainly not now. We’ve proven that in the last 10 or 12 games. We’re improving, still getting better. There’s positivity about the place to grind results out when we’re not playing well, to play forward.''
''To play with intent and purpose and that’s exactly what we’re going. You can see it in every game. We’re creating a number of chances and putting them away.''
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He recalled the hapless start of the season: ''It was tough for everyone involved. Everyone at the club, the supporters, everyone. But it’s about becoming stronger and seeing that through. I’ve said in the past, we’ve not achieved anything yet. We’re under no illusions of that but we’re heading in the right direction.
''We might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the beginning of the season but now we're certainly not.''
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