Jones determined to improve Man Utd away form

by Richard Laverty

Phil Jones believes Manchester United aren’t far away from turning around their away form after drawing two away games in a matter of days.

A 0-0 with Spurs and 1-1 with Stoke in the last week kept United third in the league and another draw with Aston Villa before Christmas has kept the club’s ten match unbeaten run going but Louis van Gaal says his team can’t win the league on current form.

United have won just twice away from home all season and we’re fortunate to walk away with all three points on both occasions.

Fortunately, the team’s home form has been superb, with United dropping just two points at Old Trafford since the opening day and regularly sweeping sides away with ease in recent weeks.

Speaking to Manchester United’s official website, Jones said: “I think we’ve become resilient to play against. We could have been beaten, although I still think it’s two dropped points. Maybe if we’d got all three points at Tottenham, we could have looked upon this as a better result in hindsight.

“As it is we’ve got another draw but we need to kick on and put in a good performance against Yeovil on Sunday.”

The centre-back also believes only fine margins separate United and some more away victories.

He added: “We played well in parts but probably didn’t create as many chances as we would have liked. I think the draw’s a fair result in the end.

“I think it’s maybe just the final pass, the final ball. But we’ll evaluate everything we’ve done at Stoke and we’ll try to improve.”

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