Although the 40-year-old is only the boss until the end of this campaign, Jones feels that a player of his experience and success is highly likely to be retained within the club.
"Whatever happens, I am sure Ryan will be involved in some capacity, he has been involved with the club for a number of years and what he has achieved at this club is phenomenal," Jones told manutd.com.
"He is a legend at this club and we just hope that we finish the season strongly for him. What he has done in the game and at this club, he has got all of the experience anyone could ever ask for. Hopefully we can enjoy the remaining games.
"There's one thing for sure, I won't be taking the mickey out of him - if I do, I will be sat in the stands with him! The banter is flying and the lads are buzzing but come kick-off time it is down to business. All jokes go out the window, it is business time and we have to go out and produce."
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