Jones is also asked if he sometimes wanted to hit back on his critics and if he felt frustrated for holding back.
“Good question,” says the 2016 FA Cup winner.
“I just feel better than that now, I’m smarter at it. Someone dangles a carrot and waits for a bite. Like I said, it was difficult, but I’ve learned how to deal with it. For some reason, maybe i get more than others but i’m sure everyone would say the same. But people would say it’s part of being a footballer [I] Take it how it comes. “
The 29-year-old emphasizes that it is important to know who to listen to. A few weeks ago United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Jones for his continuous work to get fit and play for the Reds again.
“Yes, that was really nice,” emphasizes our number 4.
“I spoke to him afterwards and thanked him for the words because it meant a lot, it really did, because there is nothing [that means] more [as] a footballer, for someone, manager, employee, coach, player, who has your back. To be really supported by him was a nice feeling. I needed that back then. It was nice. “
The UTD podcast with Jones appears exclusively on our official app on Monday at 5:00 p.m. BST, before being available on other streaming services a day later.