Manchester United defender Phil Jones is expecting another blockbuster summer for the Reds, with the start of Tour 2018, presented by Aon, just days away.
“From the first time I came on tour, it’s been amazing,”Jones told us, before he headed to the World Cup with England.
“The fans are outside your hotel constantly and they turn out in huge numbers for the games.”
“We had over 100,000 [fans] last time we played Real Madrid [the official attendance was 109,318] which was unbelievable. We’re all looking forward to it this year. I’m sure it will be another special tour and hopefully we can do well.”
“The facilities are top drawer and they can’t do enough for you out there. It helps us massively because it makes it easier for the players, the staff and everyone involved. It’s a big boost to get a good pre-season under your belt.”
“It’s always good to face the best teams,”Jones believes.
“Playing against the best players helps get you ready for the Premier League season. Being ready means testing yourself against the best and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing in the summer.”