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Man Utd defender Jones: Some players always want to know what's written about them

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has fired back at his critics.

The 27-year-old England international is ready to play his part in restoring United to top spot as he insisted the criticism he has endured does not bother him.

Speaking to Goal, Jones said: “I'm lucky, I'm lucky enough that I am strong mentally.

“I know a lot of players will come out and say in the press that it doesn't bother them and then two minutes later they'll be on the Daily Mail on their phones, but it genuinely doesn't bother me.

“I have a wonderful family, wonderful friends and I have a little girl now and I don't care what people say.

“People can make their own opinions up, ultimately I've got another contract at United, I've been here for eight or nine years now and I've won the Premier League, been to two World Cups, been to a Euros, played in the Champions League, won the Europa League, the FA Cup, so people can talk but ultimately they're the stats and that's what I've done."

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