Jones: We won't dwell on derby

Phil Jones expects Manchester United to shrug off the derby defeat and continue their march towards the Premier League title.

Last Updated: 09/04/13 at 12:31 Post Comment

Phil Jones: Confident that United will quickly get back on track

Phil Jones: Confident that United will quickly get back on track

Sergio Aguero's late effort sealed a 2-1 victory for Manchester City at Old Trafford on Monday, but United still have a commanding 12-point lead at the top of the table.

Jones believes United should not be too downcast about the defeat and is confident they will get back on track and regain the league crown.

"We have to keep our heads up because we are still in a fantastic position," he said.

"The lads deserve an enormous amount of credit and hopefully we can go on and win the league.

"We have to get back on the training pitch and do what we do best - recover. I am sure we will."

Jones, who forced Vincent Kompany into an own-goal, was asked to play as centre-back for only the fourth time this season due to a string of injuries in the United squad.

The former Blackburn player produced an assured display in the heart of defence and regards this role as his natural position.

"I enjoyed it," he said. "I like playing centre-back and hopefully I can play a few more times before the end of the season."

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e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

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toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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