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some with those,” said Jones.
“We got the clean sheet and we looked solid defensively as a unit, not just the back four but collectively it was sound.
“It was probably only in the final third where we just couldn’t find that cutting edge.”
Jones was also able to play through the obvious discomfort of a back injury sustained in the first half when he took a tumble over Ashley Cole.
“I landed awkwardly,” he said.
“It was stiff for 20 or 30 minutes but I soldiered on.”
Ashley Young made his first appearance of the season against Chelsea when he came off the bench for the last 15 minutes. And the forward says he’s determined to play an important part for Moyes’ men this campaign after an injuryplagued second season at Old Trafford.
“I feel ready,” the 28-year-old said. “I didn’t have a full pre-season but I’ve been trying to get myself fit all summer.
“When I’m fully fit, when called upon, I’ll go out there and give 110 per cent.
“I had a bit of a stopstart season last year with the injuries, which was frustrating, but I was glad to get back out on the pitch.
“I felt good and, fingers crossed, I won’t have the same injury problems this season.
“When we looked at our fixtures we knew it was going to be a testing start.
“We wanted to get points on the board and we’ve managed to do that. We’re looking forward to Sunday’s game now.”