Darren Fletcher feels United's sights should be set internally, rather than on league leaders Chelsea, as the Reds bid to reel in the reigning Premier League champions.
United registered back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time this season by topping last weekend's win at Stoke with a hard-fought home win over Tottenham. Chelsea remain five points clear after snatching victory at Blackburn on Saturday, but Fletch - outstanding against Spurs - feels United are in sufficiently good form to be optimistic.
"We just want to take care of ourselves," the midfielder told MUTV. "We realised that Chelsea had scored a late goal to win, but all our focus and concentration was on the match.
"We can't control what Chelsea do, we can only control what Manchester United do. That's always been said by the manager and the players, so we were fully concentrated on the game and we wanted three points so we could keep going on the little run that we've started.
"We'd have to liked to have created more chances in the second half (against Spurs), but we felt solid and comfortable even at 1-0. They weren't creating many chances, we were solid, we were getting behind the ball and we were keeping possession.
"We've played well this season, I think the only time we haven't really played well was at Sunderland. Apart from that in every game we've done well and if we can put a run of wins together then let's keep it going."
Fletcher empathised with Tottenham's frustration over Nani's controversial clinching goal, but felt that a degree of justice had been done by the goal's bizarre award.
"I knew that the referee hadn't blown for a foul and the ball was still in play," he said. "The goalkeeper had a bit of a misunderstanding, he's put the ball down and Nani's put it in the back of the net.