Jones knows the former Manchester City star will have to be watched closely.
"He is a cracking player," said Jones. "He's one that we'll work on and watch out for."
New United boss David Moyes is guaranteed a hostile reception given his Everton background, not that Anfield is a warm environment for any United player.
"It's never easy going to Anfield, they put you under a lot of pressure," said Jones.
"It's going to be a big game for the players and manager.
"We'll have to go there and be at our best but I'm sure if we find that cutting edge we can get three points."
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