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Jones: First six months at Man Utd exceeded expectations

Phil Jones admits his first six months at Manchester United have exceeded expectations.

Jones will play game No24 already for United tonight against Fulham.

"I didn't think it was going to go as well as this," Jones told the Manchester Evening News. "I hoped it would be as good as this but I thought I would have to spend a few times on the bench. I prepared myself to be frustrated, not because I expected to play every game but because I am young and want to play football.

"I said to myself before the start of the season that if I made 20-25 appearances - whether on the bench or starting - I would be reasonably happy. And I have done that already.

"But I don't want a rest. Don't be telling the manager that! The way it has panned out has been fantastic. I am probably playing some of the best football I have ever played in my short career. It is exciting times."

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