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Jones: We enjoy being hated

Ahead of United’s game against Arsenal, journalists and rival fans were claiming that if United lost they could no longer be considered title contenders.

United were deserved winners anyway, making the point irrelevant, but Phil Jones has claimed that the players enjoy being hated because it means they are doing something right.

“People want us to fail because we’ve won the league so many times,” said Jones. “United won the league long before I was here and everyone hates the best clubs, it’s as simple as that. But we enjoy that. We relish the test we get thrown at us week-in, week-out. It proves when people doubt us that we’re more than capable of standing up for ourselves and proving to people that’s why we were champions last season. We weren’t champions for nothing. We thoroughly deserved all the points we got last season. This is a step in the right direction going into a busy period.”

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8 Comments

  1. drv3011 says:

    You know how the saying goes…United,not arrogant,just better.

  2. parjo says:

    amen to that jonesy…

  3. Wil says:

    When the other teams start kicking RVP and Rooney,let’s see what happens.

  4. Tommy says:

    Got to agree the amount of shit I get everytime united lose from my non united mates, none of them want to know when we win tho haha makes winning even sweeter

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    “WE” Too right Jonesy!

    The “WE” in champWEons! ;)

  6. Rotegzy says:

    @drv3011
    I saw some chelsea posters use that line recently for them lot. It was so fake and eerie.

  7. Norman-85 says:

    @Rotegzy – I believe city have their own version: Not arrogant, just bitter :-)

  8. matt says:

    @ Norman85

    Thats a fucking epic call. Well played.

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