Manchester United star Phil Jones claims that the club have the quality to stay at the top of the Premier League table the entire season, according to reports from the Independent.
The Red Devils are in 1st place for the first time since they won the league back in 2013 following their 3-0 victory over Sunderland during the weekend, leapfrogging rivals Manchester City who lost 4-1 to Tottenham Hotspur.
However, England international Jones has played down the achievement, citing that it has only been seven games but the squad now have the that belief they are capable of becoming champions.
“We have a great squad, loads of talented players. There is no reason why we can’t win the league,” the United defender said.
“But I think that is a step too far at the moment in terms of short goals.”
Jones has just recovered from a recent calf injury, and is delighted to be back in training with the rest of the squad.
“It was something that was completely out of control,” he said.
“I came off the tour and felt a tightness in my calves and had a scan on it and found a blood clot in my leg.
“I was still fit and mobile about the house but I couldn’t join in with the lads because if you get contact it (the clot) can travel up your leg and then you are in trouble, so it’s very frustrating.
“So I am just buzzing to be back now and happy to be back in the fold.”
United will hope their winning form continues as they host Wolfsburg in a Champions League game on Wednesday, with Louis van Gaal’s men succumbing to a 2-1 loss against PSV Eindhoven in their opening fixture.