Manchester United defender Phil Jones is ready to make a comeback to the first team squad after suffering an ankle injury last month. The English defender suffered the injury after their home win against Manchester City. After missing out on 3 consecutive games, he has regained his fitness. He recently featured in the cluba s U21 game against Southampton where he played for 62 minutes. United defeated the Saints 1-0. He was also present as a substitute in the match against West Bromwich Albion FC on Saturday.

About his current condition Jones said, “I’m happy to play in the Under-21s and get some fitness. I feel I’m ready to go again and hopefully I can make the squad on Saturday.”

Manchester United have slipped down in the league table to fourth position after losing back to back three games on a row. Their arch-rivals Liverpool are chasing them for the UEFA Champions League qualification spot.

Regarding his teama s poor run of form and probable danger of slipping outside the top four zone, the English defender opined, “We have got a long way to go as there are still three games coming up – three massive games – and we have got to approach it in the right way. I’m sure we can do that and cement that top-four finish.”

Phil Jones sounded hopeful of returning to first team football on Saturday against Crystal Palace which will be a very crucial encounter for the club.