"They had a really tricky start to the season and Steve Kean got a lot of stick and came under a lot of pressure," recalls Jones. "He deserves a lot of credit - you don't hear a lot about Blackburn or their manager these days. He has turned it around.
"He has got the players working the way he wants them. They have picked up a few victories lately and we need to be aware of that going into the game.
"I remember the build-up before United games," he adds. "Through the week it's all about pressing and how you can stop them from playing. It will be no different this week. They will be getting their tactics sorted. We need to be right at the top of our game to overcome that.
"It will be a difficult match but I'm sure if we approach it in the right frame of mind we will take the three points."
Phil was talking to ManUtd.com, PA Sport and BBC Radio.