The club announced this week that the first team will play matches in Hong Kong and Japan as part of Tour 2013, presented by Aon. Jones has experienced life on tour with the Reds in America, but is particularly excited to witness United’s following in the Far East.
“From what Rio was saying, the fan base is absolutely huge out there, and that makes it exciting for us to go over there and experience it, and for the fans to see us as well,” he told ManUtd.com. “It’s important to give something back to those fans and show our support to them.
“When I met up with the squad for the first time [in 2011] it was definitely an eye-opener for me to see how big United is as a club. I already knew it was a massive club, but I didn’t realise just how big the fanbase was. There were people queuing up outside our hotel just to catch glimpses of us which was kind of surreal, but it was a great experience.”
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