| Phil Jones: I don’t lose sleep over what people say about me

Cape Town – Phil Jones says he does not care what the critics or some
Manchester United fans may think after he penned a new deal with the Red

Jones has signed a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford
until 2023
, with the option of a further year on top, and the news has been
questioned by pundits and fans alike.

Some United fans expressed disappointment about the deal,
but that is of no concern to Jones, who seems pretty satisfied with life and is
ignoring the haters.

“Listen, I don’t lose sleep over what people say about
me,” the England international said. “It’s football.

“I’m going to get criticism in the future, I’m going to
get criticism in the past.

“Honestly, I generally don’t care. I have a wonderful
family, wonderful friends.

“I play football for Man United and I’ve been given an
extra contract and I’m grateful for that and thankful for that. It’s

Meanwhile, Jones believes everyone is taking United
seriously again having been ‘a bit of a laughing stock’ at the start of the

Asked if it was a big psychological boost to be in fourth
after the win over Fulham at the weekend, 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 getting better.”

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