Although Guardiola's side suffered their first defeat of the campaign against Liverpool on Sunday, they remain 12 points clear of United at the Premier League summit. Their lead after they had played 23 games of that season was just six points, with Leeds United second in the table.
Jones said: "It's not up to us, it's not down to us".
Jose Mourinho's Man United side now sit 12 points behind City thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win against relegation strugglers Stoke City on Monday. The 25-year-old was in his first season at Old Trafford when, under Sir Alex Ferguson, United surrendered an eight-point lead over City late in the season.
"Football is football, never say never".
"Football's football. People can say what they want but we'll continue to be positive and push forward".
The Reds lost stupid points with draws over the festive period to Leicester City, Burnley and Southampton.
With previous long-term absentees Adam Lallana and Danny Ings now back in the fold, Liverpool have nearly a complete squad to choose from for Monday's game with Swansea City, with Nathaniel Clyne being the only usual first-team regular still not fit to play.
"He is the flawless goalkeeper for how our team plays", the Portuguese global proclaimed. "He is like another outfield player for us". Had they not done so, they'd be firmly in the title race now, though still behind City.
"We know just as much as you guys". Jones has played against the Chile worldwide and says the move would be "positive" if it comes off.