Manchester United defender Phil Jones has praised Louis van Gaal’s introduction of the 3-5-2 system, despite having seen it result in no victories since the start of the new season, as reported by the Daily Star.
Jones has featured in every Premier League tie for the Old Trafford club thus far this season, but missed out on the 4-0 embarrassment against MK Dons in the second round of the League Cup. That tie saw an inexperienced line up fall to a humbling defeat.
An opening day surrounded by optimism after a strong pre season was ruined immediately as Swansea City travelled to Old Trafford and emerged with a 2-1 victory.
Since then, Man Utd have failed to win a single game, and there have been considerable doubts over Van Gaal’s system and the suitability of the players he possesses for it to succeed.
A big summer spend has taken place in an attempt to rectify this, but Jones also feels the system can work.
He said: “I personally enjoy the system.
“When everyone is working well together and knows what they should be doing on the pitch then it certainly works and is very difficult for teams to play against.
“I think the more we train and play, the more people understand their role on the pitch.”