Manchester United defender Phil Jones says he keeps in touch with his former Blackburn Rovers teammates.

Communication has ceased this week, although the banter will probably start up again as soon as the final whistle is blown.

"I keep in contact with quite a few of the lads and I have spoken to a few of the lads," he said.

"They are a great bunch and will always be my friends.

"But not in the last week. I don't want to give anything away - and nor do they."