Presumably the experience of going the distance in the last two years helps…
Yes, it'll stand us in good stead. You don’t consciously draw on past experience, it just develops. You know what to expect in certain situations and the things you didn’t do so well you try to put right this time round. This is the stage when you need to go out and get the job done and we’re determined to do that.
How big a part can the fans play?
They can play a huge part in every game. The matches in which things aren’t going quite so well are the ones they pull you through. It’s easy for supporters to get a bit frustrated in those games, but our fans are always behind us which gives you a big lift. They can make Old Trafford very intimidating for opposition teams as well - I’m always glad to be playing for us when the fans are really up for it!
On a personal note, how pleased have you been with your form this season?
It’s been okay. I’m always looking to improve and I feel I have each season since I joined. Playing with top players year in, year out helps and as a team and a squad we’re getting better and becoming stronger. When you play in a great side it makes your job as an individual a lot easier in terms of improvement, and I hope