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19/04/2014 10:00, Report by Nathan Thomas
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Jones wants winning finale

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has urged his team-mates to finish the season in style by winning the remaining five league games.

Starting this weekend away at Everton, the Reds then have three straight home fixtures before the season’s curtain call away at Southampton on 11 May and Jones believes that it's important United finish the campaign on a positive note.

“It’s very frustrating [that the club is not involved in a title race], but we’ve got five games left and it’s five games we want to win – we need to win them too,” the no.4 told MUTV. “We want to finish the season as high as we can in the league table and to do that we have to win these games.”

The defender also touched upon how the Reds should be aiming to make the Europa League if the Champions League places prove too far out of United’s reach.

“Obviously we want to be in the Champions League, but that’s probably not going to be the case next season,” Jones added. 

“However, the Europa League is still a good competition and one that we should strive to be in. Any European competition is tough as there are any number of teams that can cause you problems. If we’re in it, we’ll want to win it.” 

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