Jones defends Man Utd squad quality

Manchester United midfielder Phil Jones has defended the squad’s quality after defeat at Chelsea.

Manchester United midfielder Phil Jones has defended the squad’s quality after defeat at Chelsea.

Samuel Eto'o scored a hat-trick in a result which forced captain Nemanja Vidic, who was sent off late on, to concede that United's title defence is over with Arsenal, Manchester City and third-placed Chelsea 14, 13 and 12 points ahead, respectively.

"I don't think we're a long way away from the teams at the top," Jones told manutd.com.

"If Chelsea are one of the best two or three teams in the country, then I think you have to say we can be right up there alongside them - our performance in the first half proves that.

"We're not a million miles away, I'm telling you, but we need to stick together if we're going to turn it around."

 
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