Phil Jones paid tribute to the man who made his dreams come true, Sir Alex Ferguson, after picking up the Premier League trophy for the first time on Sunday.
Ferguson will officially hand over the Old Trafford keys to David Moyes on July 1 as the Everton boss swaps Merseyside for Manchester.
Jones has only played for two years under the Scot following his move from Blackburn Rovers, but the central defender insists he was lucky to have the opportunity.
“Personally, I can’t thank him enough for what he has done for me,” said Jones. “He has played me at the right times and he has been amazing.
“He has been an incredible manager over the years. I am just so thankful that I managed to play under him and win a title – his last as United manager.
“There are no words to describe how he has been, not just for me but for every single player that has come through Manchester United under his reign.
“I wish him all for the best for the future.”
A first league medal for Jones was snatched away at the death last year as Manchester City came from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers.
There was no such heartbreak this time round – the Red Devils wrapped up the title against Aston Villa with four games left to play.
And after United beat Swansea City in Ferguson’s last-ever home game, Jones is hungry for further success next season under Moyes.
“It is an incredible feeling and it is an incredible day,” he added. “I can’t sum up in words what it means to me, my family and my friends.
“We have just picked a trophy up and we want to win more.
“Hopefully, this is the first of many and I’m sure the new boss will come in and do another fantastic job.”
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