Jones: I'm ready for United
By Gerrit van Leeuwen. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Manchester United midfielder David Jones believes he is now ready for Premiership football.
The former FA Youth Cup-winning captain was initially loaned to Preston this term but United felt he would obtain more benefit from joining NEC Nijmegen in a surprise temporary move in January.
Having impressed at both clubs, particularly with NEC, the 21-year-old is hopeful he will be considered for first team action at Old Trafford next term.
United are woefully short on central midfield talent and Jones is ready to make the step up after playing in pre-season last year.
"Personally, I hope to return to Manchester United," he revealed to Algemeen Dagblad.
"I have the feeling I am ready for The Premiership.
"I don't want to play for a team in a lower English division.
"If I get the guarantee from Sir Alex Ferguson that I will get a serious chance, I want to return.
"If not, I would like to stay at NEC."
Jones has been a big hit in Holland, scoring six goals in 13 games in De Eredivisie, but will have a key meeting with Ferguson about his future on Tuesday.