We Can Overtake Our City Rivals – Manchester United’s Phil Jones

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Manchester United defender, Phil Jones is optimistic that the Red Devils can overtake Premier League leaders, Manchester City this season.

Jones believes United who are currently on 12 points behind City can turn the table around before the end of the campaign.

The England international believes that the twelve point difference cannot stop the Red Devils to surpass City.

He noted that under manager, Roberto Mancini in 2011-12 season, United came from eight points adrift with just six games remaining to win the EPL title.

“Football is football, never say never. I remember in my first season we were eight points clear, absolutely cruising, no way we’d let the lead slip and we lost it on the final day,” Jones told English reporters.

“People can say what they want, but we’ll continue to be positive and push forward. You never know, it happened in 2012 to us, so why not?

“We’re doing well, we need to keep going. It was a big, big game for us on Monday with points to be played for and teams dropping points around us.”

Pep Guardiola’s men have had a strangle-hold on the top-flight, suffering just their first defeat of the season last Sunday at Liverpool.

City still retain a massive 12 points lead ahead of United who secured a 3-0 win at home to Stoke City on Monday night.

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