Phil Jones says taking on one huge match after another is a key aspect of being a Manchester United player.
The England international is delighted to be fit and thriving again after a frustrating spell out injured during the first half of the campaign. After earning praise from Sir Alex Ferguson for his defensive display in the FA Cup replay win against West Ham, Jones hopes to be involved in as many matches as possible in the coming weeks as the Reds battle on three fronts.
“The reason you come to Manchester United is to play in big games every week in different competitions,” Jones told Red View. “As well as league games and FA Cup matches we’ve got two massive games coming up against Real Madrid and they’re all matches that I’ll relish if I’m involved.
“Personally, it was good to get another full game in [against West Ham] and good to be playing at centre-back which is a position I always enjoy playing.
“I was just pleased to get a run-out. It’s been so frustrating to be out injured – I’m a nightmare patient! But I feel fit and strong and hopefully I can get a good run in the side between now and the end of the season.
“It’s great to come back into a team that’s doing so well and playing so well. It’s a nice feeling to be top of the league and hopefully we can keep things going this weekend.”
Next up for the Reds is Sunday’s visit to high-flying Tottenham and Jones admits the hosts “have got some brilliant individual players and we’ll have to be wary of them all.
“It’ll be a test for whoever comes up against Gareth Bale – he’s a great player. But the most important thing for us is to concentrate on what we’re about and how we’ll approach the game.”
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