United have won back-to-back games only once so far this season – against Crystal Palace and Bayer Leverkusen last month.
And that’s something Jones is keen to change, stating the Reds’ intent to build on the win over the Basque outfit, which followed Saturday’s frustrating draw against Southampton.
"It was important to get back to winning ways," Jones told MUTV. “We want to build on this and get back to where we need to be in the league.
"We’ll keep working hard. Hopefully this is the start of a good run now."
Jones believes United’s players showed their battling qualities to see out the game against La Real, even if he felt his team should have wrapped up the game earlier, following Inigo Martinez’s second-minute own goal.
"We got the exact start we wanted but didn’t quite get that second goal, which probably would have killed the game off," said the 21-year-old, who played again at centre-back.
"We probably could have won by five or six but I thought we were really resilient throughout the team and showed some