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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.”

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