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Jones aware of United pressure

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Phil Jones has loved his time as a Manchester United player so far, with the defender insisting that the pressure associated with being part of such a big club has made him stronger.

Jones signed for United early in the summer transfer window, and the 19-year-old hasn’t looked back since, showing his worth throughout the season so far and earning his first England call-up.

And Jones believes that he was well prepared to join one of the biggest clubs in the world, because he had full belief in his own ability as a player.


 

"I knew the pressure would be huge. Manchester United are a massive club and I knew it would be a big challenge for me," Jones told the official United website.

"But I’ve said before I’ve always believed in my ability and hopefully I’m proving to people that I can rise to that challenge.”

Jones says life couldn’t be any better at the moment, and despite taking a tough loss against Manchester City over the weekend, the England international feels he’s now part of a club like no other.

"I'm really enjoying myself here. All the lads have been brilliant to me and really helped me along," he explained.

"Training with world class players week in, week out has only made me a better player and I’m thankful for that."

Jones came off the bench against City, and says he wants to keep playing in the big games and keep United on track to challenge for trophies this term.

"I wanted to play a part in all these big games," he said. "I enjoy the challenge and am looking forward to the ones we have ahead.

"The thing that’s stood out since I’ve joined United is the desire to win every single game. It means to everything to win at this club. I’m just glad to be a part of it."

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