Phil Jones Believes Manchester United Mood Isn’t as Bad Now as Under David Moyes

Phil Jones Believes Manchester United Mood Isn’t as Bad Now as Under David Moyes

Phil Jones believes the mood at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal isn’t as bad as it was under David Moyes.

The Old Trafford defender played the full 90 minutes of his side’s surprise 2-1 defeat to Norwich yesterday.

It was a result which saw United drop out of the English Premier League top four and apply more pressure to their manager Louis van Gaal.

His team are without a victory in six games and they’ve exited the Capital One Cup and Champions League before Christmas all while playing a style of football most United fans aren’t accustomed to.

Talk has surrounded van Gaal’s future since the defeat, with Jose Mourinho believed to be interested in replacing the Dutchman at the club.

But Jones has defended LVG and believes the mood at Old Trafford isn’t as bad as it was under Moyes during his ill-fated spell at the club between 2013 and 2014.

The English centre-back said, via “I wouldn’t say it’s the lowest moment. I think it became pretty glum under David Moyes.

“The manager is doing all he can and is doing a terrific job.

“It’s not even questionable in the dressing room. The lads are absolutely fully focused on performing well for the manager, the fans, ourselves week in, week out.”

That’s pretty convincing support for van Gaal – and a damning indictment of Moyes’ reign at the club.

Regardless of Jones’ belief, there’s still going to be speculation around the Dutch manager’s future.

The Independent’s Mark Ogden is tonight reporting that van Gaal will be sacked if he loses either of United’s next games against Stoke or Chelsea.

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