Phil Jones: Manchester United must end the season on a positive note

Phil Jones: Manchester United must end the season on a positive note

Manchester United star Phil Jones has discussed how the club can head into next season with momentum if they end the current campaign on a positive note.

The Englishman may be one of the players to star for his side’s final fixture of the season as they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

United have the rare availability of all of their centre-backs that includes Jones, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo and finally Victor Lindelof.

Jose Mourinho will have the tough decision to decide who is the best as well as fittest and of course in good form in order to compete in full throttle.

The former Blackburn Rovers man though believes if the Red Devils want to gear up for the title next season then they can already do so this campaign by adding a trophy to their cabinet.

According to Sports Mole, Phil said to the Daily Mail: “It will be our last game of the season – if you win that, you finish on a positive note and you go into the next season feeling confident, ready to go and ready to battle again for the title.

“I really don’t think we’re far away. In another season we might have been challenging. Sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and say that Man City have done ever so well to win the league this year, take nothing away from them.

“They’ve competed well in every game and won games where you’re thinking they probably would have drawn. I think winning the FA Cup and going into next season will be good for us.”

Many fans have discussed whether finishing in second place with the FA Cup trophy is enough to be considered a successful season or not.

Manchester United’s standards are so high that it’s almost impossible to satisfy supporters who’ve experienced the trophy laden years of Sir Alex Ferguson’s era.

However, it’s tough to deny that the FA Cup and a second placed finish sets Mourinho up well to deliver the Premier League title in his third season in charge of the club.

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