Jones wants to add more goals to his armoury.
Manchester United utility man Phil Jones says he is keen to score more goals after missing two fine chances in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Arsenal.
The 21-year-old has scored just twice in 107 appearances for Blackburn, United and England, despite playing mostly in defence, is keen to improve his record.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson boldly claimed that Jones can become the greatest player in United’s illustrious history after winning the title last week, but the youngster squandered two headed opportunities at the Emirates and was left frustrated by his failure to find the net.
“The first one was easier, I think I should have put that one away,” Jones told Sky Sports.
“The second chance was a bit more difficult. If it had been in the air for a couple more seconds, I might have got on the end of it with a cleaner connection.
“Scoring is probably something I need to work on. Hopefully I’ll get one before the end of the season.”
Jones made only his tenth Premier League start of an injury-hit campaign in north London and admitted he had mixed feelings about the result, after United failed to capitalise on a period of second-half dominance and missed the chance to better Chelsea’s record Premier League points haul of 2004/05.
“In the first half, I would have said a point was a good result,” added Jones.
“But having seen what we put on in the second half, we are disappointed not to have come away with all three points.
“Full credit to Arsenal, they took us by surprise and came at us all guns blazing in the first 15 to 20 minutes. We couldn’t really get a grip on the game.
“But once we got on the ball with Michael Carrick, Wazza [Wayne Rooney] got in the pockets and we got the ball wide to Nani and Antonio Valencia.
“The manager said at half-time that if we created more chances, we’d win the game. We created three or four and perhaps could have stuck one or two more in.”