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Jones: Spurs a ‘good test’ of Manchester United’s progress

Phil Jones believes Manchester United’s forthcoming clash with Spurs, will be a good test of their progress.

The England international believes his side have done well to steady the ship after a terrible run of form, which culminated in Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

“Spurs is a good test. We are in good form and have some momentum going. We have steadied the ship a bit.’’ Jones told Sky Sports.

“We have not done anything yet, we have not achieved anything, but we need to keep it going.

“Possibly Spurs will be an indicator for us and how far we can go but it is a game we need to win.

“They are in good form and doing well and we need to have a good week, train well and prepare for a tough game. Hopefully the momentum can carry us on to win that match.”

Interim manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer has led his side to an impressive five straight wins in all competitions. The Norwegian has also adopted a bolder, attacking brand of football since taking over in December.

He will not need telling though, that his side still have some way to go if they are to turn things around. Jones is right to point out their clash with Spurs as a marker for their progress.

Beating Cardiff and Huddersfield is fine, but Spurs represent a superior calibre of openent. Solskjaer will know the scrutiny he will face if his side are turned over at Wembley. It’s a test they need to pass.

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