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Jones says United are buzzing

1st April 2019, 05:25 by Michael Holland

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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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.

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