Last Updated: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:40
Manchester United's Phil Jones has warned that facing Blackburn Rovers won't be easy, despite their opponents' struggles this season.
The defender started his career at Blackburn, making 35 appearances for the club and was a member of the team during the 2009/10 season that held United to a goalless draw to help Chelsea win the title.
And Jones insists that Rovers could again frustrate the Red Devils by possibly causing an upset that would shorten the gap between United and their nearest rival in both the title race and location - Manchester City.
"No game is easy in the Premier League," he said. "The teams we have got coming up are scrapping for their lives.
"It is nice to be top but we can't keep looking at the table because we have a long way to go before we are anywhere near to picking up that trophy."
The 20-year-old is also cautious of the fact that Blackburn are in the relegation battle and that it is a local derby.
"It is a really tough place to go to start with, and it is Manchester United," he added.
"It is a local derby and the build-up is 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 and we need to be right at the top of our game to overcome that."
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