Manchester United centre—back, Phil Jones has spoken up about how the club was only a subject of mockery under the former manager, Jose Mourinho.
The special one was sacked on the 18th of December, with United 11 points short of the Champions League places.
However, Ole came in and eight wins after, from nine games, as seen the club ascend into fourth place for the first time since the EPL season began.
Jones said, “Everyone’s got to take us seriously now,” Jones said. “We might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the beginning of the season but we’re certainly not now.
“We’ve proven that in the last 10 or 12 games. We’re improving, we’re still getting better. It was tough for everyone involved.
“The club, the supporters, everyone. But it’s about becoming stronger and seeing that through. I’ve said it in the past: we’ve not achieved anything yet, we’re under no illusions but we’re heading in the right direction.
“We knew we could get into the top four. It’s a big statement from where we were. Consistency is key in any sport and it’s no different here. We’re putting a run together, we need to keep momentum going and pick up points.”
“When Ole Gunnar arrived, in a kind of way, I got the impression that Sir Alex was back, because he was accompanied by Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick. But also because Ole Gunnar knows exactly what it means to play for the club.
“He is obsessed by winning, and — at the same time — with his players enjoying themselves on the pitch, like Sir Alex.”