Manchester United defender Phil Jones is targeting first team spot following his return from injury.
The England international was a second half substitute for the Red Devils in their 2-1 UEFA Champions League win against German side Wolfsburg – same as he had in his comeback match in the Capital One Cup against Ipswich and the premier league encounter against Sunderland.
Jone is hoping to play a huge role in Manchester United’s side and duly provided a positive update on his improving fitness and plans for the rest of the campaign.
“I am fit,” Jones told MUTV. “I got 20 or 25 minutes against Ipswich, 20 minutes against Sunderland and just under 20 minutes tonight so I am slowly getting back to it and getting my fitness back, and my sharpness back. I feel good, so hopefully I can just stay fit and integrate my way back into the side.”
Speaking on the victory over Wolfsburg, he said: “It was important that we got back to winning ways in the group after a disappointing start against PSV. We didn’t start the best but I think we finished the game well, we were strong and got the three points.
“It was a difficult test because they defended well as a defensive unit and made it hard for us to score, but we created quite a few chances in the first half. We probably could have gone in 2-1 up, but overall I think we did well to take the three points.”
Manchester United returns to premier league action on Sunday when they travel to the Emirates to face North London side Arsenal.