It is not so much the intense competition for places that will lead to Jones being squeezed out, but more to do with his own adaptability.
At Tottenham earlier this month, when manager Sir Alex Ferguson needed someone to shore up a midfield that was so badly exposed by Gareth Bale and company last September, Jones was the man he called upon.
At other times Jones has slotted into the right-back role when first-choice Rafael was missing.
It means the 20-year-old's appearance in central defence for Saturday's 4-1 FA Cup win over Fulham on Saturday was only the third time in seven starts this season that Jones has occupied a position he still believes is his best.
"I have said all along centre-half is where I feel most comfortable," said Jones.
"I understand and read the game better there.
"It was certainly not a problem playing at the back with Chris Smalling on Saturday. We have played quite a lot together for England Under 21s and we understand each other's game.
"In a way, I kind of shoot myself in the foot a bit by being able to play in other positions. But I am at Manchester United and I love playing for this club.
"I didn't have a great start to the season because of injury but hopefully I can push my way into the side and get some games under my belt, so really I am happy to play anywhere."