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Phil Jones says Solskjaer has brought “freshness” to the team

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The defender is happy to see how Manchester United has advanced under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and feels the future is bright for his team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s manager back in December.

And the Norwegian is bringing a new look to the team, at least according to defender Phil Jones.

“He’s brought a freshness about the place,” Jones told Sky Sports.

“He’s come in and wanted to move us forward and bring those happy times back, and I think he’s done that.”

“His man-management skills are very good. He’ll let players know what’s happening, and as players, that’s all you can ask for,” he added.

“You just want a manager to be honest with you, and that’s exactly what he gives you.”

Manchester United is currently sitting in the sixth position of the English Premier League table with 45 points.

They are 9 points behind third-place Tottenham Hotspur.

“We’ve achieved nothing. We might have gone on a little run and everyone’s talking about us, but it means nothing,” he warned about complacency.

“We’re outside the top four which is obviously not where we want to be, and we have to make sure we finish in the top four.”

“Come to the end of the season, if we do – OK we’ve not had a successful season – but we’ve made the best out of it that we can,” he continued.

“Ever since I walked through the door I was made to feel very welcome. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time – it’s been great and long may it continue.”