Jones says United are buzzing
Phil Jones says the Manchester United players are buzzing following the permanent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Having superbly steered the ship on a caretaker basis after Jose Mourinho's December sacking, the 1999 treble hero was rewarded on Thursday with a three-year deal.
There was a celebratory atmosphere ahead of Watford's visit to Old Trafford on Saturday, when Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial goals sealed a narrow 2-1 win on an uncomfortable afternoon.
Solskjaer knows it was a "sloppy" display and Jones accepts it was far from their best, but the long-serving defender is excited for the future and loving life under the Norwegian.
"The lads are buzzing," the England international said. "He's come in, he's been a breath of fresh air for us.
"He's put the arms around the shoulders of people who needed it. His man-management skills are terrific and he's definitely what we need going forward.
"I think everyone can see that (he has laid foundations). I think the fans, the media, I think everyone can see what he's done and how he wants to play since he has come, and I think we've shown that in quite a few games.
"It's positive, we're looking forward and we're pleased with the result today."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.