Man Utd defender Jones: Fantastic to see Cleverley back

Manchester United defender Phil Jones was happy to make a winning return in their Europa League triumph at Ajax.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones was happy to make a winning return in their Europa League triumph at Ajax.

The defender made his comeback at the Amsterdam ArenA and performed well at right-back while Tom Cleverley made his long-awaited return in central midfield. Ashley Young and Nani also started again after spells out of the team.

Jones told MUTV: "I’ve been out for three weeks so I’m not going to get full match fitness straight away but it’s good to get 90 minutes under my belt and hopefully, if I’m selected, I can do well in the next game.

"I’m delighted for Tom Cleverley. He’s a terrific talent. We missed him on the pitch while he was out. But I saw him every day in the gym so I know his attitude’s fantastic. He deserved to be out there tonight. Ashley's also terrific. He's come back from injury and done really well and I was pleased for him to get our first goal tonight."

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