Man Utd no longer a laughing stock, insists Old Trafford star - football

Man Utd no longer a laughing stock, insists Old Trafford star



Phil Jones believes everyone is taking Manchester United seriously again having been “a bit of a laughing stock” at the start of the season.
Few could have predicted the upturn in fortunes that caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen since replacing Jose Mourinho in December.
United have won 10 of the Norwegian’s 11 matches in the hotseat, leading him to break records, become United’s first manager of the month since Sir Alex Ferguson and be installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to get the job permanently.
Solskjaer’s excellent audition continued with a 3-0 win at embattled Fulham on Saturday – a result that moved them into the top four for the first time since the opening weekend of the season. United were 11 points shy of the top four when Mourinho was fired, but Jones, a Premier League champion with the club in 2013, believes they are back on the up.
“It was a big game for us,” he said. “We knew we could get into the top four.
“It’s a big statement from where we were, we just need to keep improving and keep picking up points.”
Asked if it was a big psychological boost to be in fourth, Jones added: “Yeah, huge.
“Everyone’s got to take us seriously now, you know"
“OK, we might have been a bit of a laughing stock maybe at the start of the season but certainly not now.
“We’ve proven that in the last 10 or 12 games. We’re improving, still ...
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