Defender remains confident
Manchester United defender Phil Jones is refusing to abandon his Premier League title dream.
Following Monday's crushing defeat at Manchester City, United now need to record massive wins over Swansea and Sunderland in their final two matches, or hope Newcastle or QPR do them a huge favour by avoiding defeat against Roberto Mancini's men. Of all those scenarios, City failing to win at Newcastle is the most likely, with a team that was eight points clear with just six games to go now in the painful position of requiring help from others. And for Jones, the pain is even more acute given he is one of the few members of Sir Alex Ferguson's squad who has not experienced the joy of a championship-winning campaign - but the 20-year-old is not giving up just yet though. And, acknowledging United performed below their own lofty expectations at the Etihad Stadium in midweek, he insists the situation can be retrieved. "There have obviously been a lot of questions raised and rightly so," he said. "We didn't play to our best on Monday, which was disappointing. But make no mistake about it, we are still there. We are on level points with them. Only goal difference separates us at the moment and we have seen already this season there have been so many twists and turns. Don't be surprised if you see a few more."