Jones says critics are just waiting for United to fall over this season.
He told PA Sport: "It proves when people doubt us, we are more than capable of standing up for ourselves and proving to people that is why we were champions last season," Jones asserted to PA Sport. "We weren't champions for nothing. We thoroughly deserved all the points we got last season. This is a step in the right direction going into a busy period.
"People want us to fail because we have won the league so many times. United won the league long before I was here. Everyone hates the best clubs, it is as simple as that. We enjoy that and relish the test we get thrown at us week in, week out."
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