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Manchester United star wary of Sturridge threat

Jones ready for Anfield test (©GettyImages)
Jones ready for Anfield test (©GettyImages).

Manchester United star Phil Jones is looking forward to a trip to Anfield this weekend and has pinpointed Daniel Sturridge as the Reds' main threat.

Jones, who took part in the Red Devils' 0-0 draw with Chelsea last night, believes United will have to be at their best in order to take all three points on Merseyside this Sunday. 

And looking at the threat of England teammate Sturridge, the United defender told reporters: "He is a cracking player. He's one that we'll work on and watch out for.

"It's never easy going to Anfield, they put you under a lot of pressure. It's going to be a big game for the players and manager.

"We'll have to go there and be at our best but I'm sure if we find that cutting edge we can get three points."

Jones also admitted that he was left disappointed after an Old Trafford stalemate last night and he believes United were lacking in the final third.

He continued by saying: "Wayne Rooney had a few long-range efforts and we could have had a penalty shout in the final 10 minutes for handball, but you win some, lose some with those.

"We got the clean sheet and looked solid defensively as a unit - not just the back four but collectively it was sound.

"It was probably just in the final third where we didn't find the cutting edge."

United will be hoping to repeat last season's success at Anfield after goals from Rafael and Robin van Persie cancelled out a Steven Gerrard strike in a 2-1 victory for the Red Devils. 

The game will also see David Moyes return to Merseyside for the first time as manager since leaving his post at Everton.

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