Manchester United defender has stated that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has started showing some Ferguson style of management.
Solskjaer was appointed as United manager earlier in the week and became the fourth permanent appointment following Ferguson’s retirement six years ago.
Phil Jones was part of that Ferguson side which last won the Premier League in 2013 and he thinks there are plenty of similarities between Solskjaer and the legendary Scot.
United will be hoping that during his reign the Norwegian coach can deliver the first league title since Ferguson retired, and Jones insists that there is already a similar atmosphere at the club since Solskjaer took over.
“Yeah, I definitely feel the same sort of vibe about the place,” Jones said when quizzed on the Ferguson comparisons.
“The same… the same buzz. The same… I don’t know, like you can’t really put your finger on it, but I know exactly what you’re saying.
“You can see similarities in that stage between now and back then. It’s nice, it’s refreshing and we’re all enjoying it.”
Solskjaer marked his first official game in charge of United with a scrappy 2-1 win over Watford at the weekend, a victory which strengthened their previously improbable hopes of a top-four finsh.
Despite the incredible start under the Norwegian coach there had been much speculation over when he would actually be given the job, and although Jones insists Solskjaer‘s appointment didn’t represent relief he is determined to ensure no complacency creeps in following their successful start.
Jones added: “Nah, I think we were very happy anyway.
“He’s done brilliant since he has come in for us. You can see it in the players’ faces every day in training.
“But we need to make sure we keep improving. We’ve got a good platform to build on and hopefully we can finish strong.”