Jones was happy to see Vidic back in the heart of United's defence and believes it will only serve the team well as competition for defensive spots heats up.
"It's a fantastic boost for us to have Nemanja back," Jones told reporters. "He's a fantastic player, a great captain and it's important he's back for the busy festive period.
"I enjoy the competition for places, it's great to have a number of players battling for the same position.
"It keeps people on their toes and keeps us fighting for the shirt.
"We see it in training - the sessions are intense, there's a good atmosphere."