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17/04/2013 23:19, Report by Adam Marshall

Jones still confident

Phil Jones is still confident that Manchester United will win the Barclays Premier League despite the lead at the top being cut to 13 points. 

Manchester City have a game in hand on the Reds and could reduce the deficit further in Sunday’s clash at Tottenham. However, the England international has stressed the 2-2 draw at West Ham was a good result in the context of the race for the trophy. 

“Definitely,” he replied when asked by MUTV if he was still confident of lifting the title. “We’ve been confident throughout the season and nothing is going to change now. 

“We’ve got a big game against Aston Villa on Monday night and I’m sure, if we can pick up three points there, it will stand us in great stead for Arsenal [the following Sunday]. 

“We knew we were going to be put under pressure with a lot of high balls and I think Rio [Ferdinand] and Vida [Nemanja Vidic] dealt with it well. It was a good point in the end. West Ham are no pushovers with big, strong players and I thought we coped with it.”

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