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Jones to man the Red bus.

Byline: Steve Bates

PHIL JONES reckons Manchester United can park their bus and stun Bayern Munich in Germany - just like Chelsea did in the 2012 Champions League final.

The England youngster refuses to believe it's Mission Impossible at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, and argues that Bayern can be beaten.

Jones was one United's defensive strongmen as David Moyes' heroes kept Pep Guardiola's stars at bay in the 1-1 quarter-final first-leg draw.

And he knows it will take extraordinary levels of desire, concentration and luck to lock down Bayern in their own back yard - just like Chelsea when they became kings of Europe.

Jones said: "It will be even harder in Germany, but everyone saw what Chelsea did in Munich in the final a couple of years ago.

"It might take a similar kind of performance, but the important thing is that we all believe we can pull it off."

United's belief has suddenly become their main weapon - and Jones is convinced the way the Reds dealt with Bayern's threat in Manchester has boosted their confidence.

Despite sniping from Guardiola and his players that United were happy to contain rather than win, Jones says there should be no shame in frustrating the Germans again on their own turf.

He said: "I think we can be really positive about the second game.

"We have to give ourselves the best chance of going through to the semi-finals.

"If that means going to Munich with the same game-plan that we had in the first leg, then we'll do that.

"When you're up against the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger you have to have a plan to deal with their threat. I think we did that to some extent.

"We've got a great chance in the second leg. Definitely. We know they had a lot of possession at Old Trafford, but we were ready for that and they didn't really create that many clear chances.

"We knew what to expect from them. They are a top side and in other games this season they have created chance after chance. But not against us.

"We were right on our game from the off - and we need a similar performance in Munich."
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Publication:The People (London, England)
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Date:Apr 6, 2014
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