Manchester United defender Phil Jones has claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the capability to bring back the glory years to the club, insisting that he does not bother about the mockery and criticism aimed at him.
Solskjaer took over the reins at United in December after Jose Mourinho was sacked following an indifferent season in the first half of the campaign and a tame defeat to Liverpool. With Solskjaer turning the team's fortunes, Jones is confident that the Norwegian is the right man to get the club challenging for trophies again.
He told Goal, “When I’ve been asked that question in the past and we were going through a transition phase I always used to say, ‘I don’t think we’re far’, but I genuinely don’t think we’re far away.
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“I think we’ve got a really good squad, we’ve got exciting players coming through, we’ve got a good mix of youth and experience and you can see, the way we’re playing, teams fear us again, don’t want to play us again and slowly but surely we’re getting back to our best. We’re still learning, we’re still improving but we’ll get there.”
He also said that all the jibes and criticisms don't bother him because he has won trophies with the team and has the medals to back his displays.
“I have a wonderful family, wonderful friends and I have a little girl now and I don’t care what people say. People can make their own opinions up, ultimately I’ve got another contract at United, I’ve been here for eight or nine years now and I’ve won the Premier League, been to two World Cups, been to a Euros, played in the Champions League, won the Europa League, the FA Cup, so people can talk but ultimately they’re the stats and that’s what I’ve done.”