Manchester United must put the frustration of their 1-1 draw with West Ham in the Premier League behind them, says Phil Jones, ahead of their next game…against West Ham!
Jose Mourinho’s side face the Hammers in the EFL Cup in a quarter-final clash at Old Trafford just days after facing the Londoners in the league at the Theatre of Dreams.
Mourinho was sent to the stands when he vented his frustration by kicking a water bottle after Paul Pogba was booked for supposedly diving in Sunday’s encounter. The United boss has subsequently been charged with improper conduct and has until 6pm on December 1st to respond to the allegation.
On the pitch the Portuguese manager will mix and match his players and make use of his squad when the two teams meet again on Wednesday.
One player likely to figure is Phil Jones and the defender has urged his team-mates to keep the faith in their ability and maintain their belief that all the hard work will start to pay off with a run of wins. His rallying of the troops comes following United’s fourth draw on the spin at home.
Jones reckons it can’t be long before possession and a hatful of chances being created start to give the Red Devils the edge in matches they are failing to win but which, ultimately, he believes they should.
“We need to stick together, keep training well and keep on creating chances, and we will get the goals. We need to go again. Wednesday night is another important game and we want to win.
“It will be a completely different game but we need to prepare right. In the league game against West Ham, we created chances but we were unlucky in front of goal. It wasn’t to be but we controlled the game and should have won.”