Having been written off and criticised all season, United look to have hit top form at the right time, having just beaten Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Phil Jones says he enjoys proving people wrong after they’ve had a dig at you.

We have proved people wrong up to now. People can assume and predict, and it is up to us to prove them wrong. That is what the lads enjoy doing. We enjoy proving them wrong. So far we have done that. But we said before the Liverpool game that not everything was riding on this match. We have another eight massive fixtures coming up with some tough ones away and at home. We know we are in for a difficult last eight games. People criticising does spur you on. You are always going to get critics. We are at a massive club here at Manchester United and if things aren’t going as well as they should be then there are always going to be people wanting to have a dig and a pop at you. We just take it on the chin. It is water off a duck’s back. We know if we continue to produce performances like this week and last week then we will be fine. We have been well aware of the criticism we have had. We are professionals and we are in a job where people have an opinion about you and they are entitled to it. We just have to get on with it.




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