The Reds’ performance in the first 45 minutes was scintillating and yet the 2-0 half-time scoreline didn’t quite reflect United’s dominance. However, the three points were all but wrapped up after an hour’s play, despite Sunderland keeping David De Gea busy in the final 20 minutes.
Rather than focus too much on minor faults, Jones prefers to concentrate on three crucial points. “We're in a great position in the league now and hopefully we can stay there and maintain our good form,” he told MUTV.
“We probably should have scored more than three today. We created numerous chances which we should have put away and on another day we could have scored six or seven. But as long as we score a few more than the opposition then that will do us. Some of our football was brilliant - we popped it around really well with some nice one-touch passing and we created a lot of chances.”
“We're in a great position in the league now. Hopefully we can stay there and maintain our good form."
- Phil Jones