Wayne Rooney says Manchester United must be professional in order to clinch the Barclays Premier League title.
The striker sank Reading with his first-half winner and accepts that the Reds are in a great position to regain the domestic crown following Manchester City's defeat at Everton.
"You have to be professional," he told ESPN. "We know we're in a fantastic position - nine games to go and 15 points clear - but as professional players, we have to do our job week in, week out and try to win football matches.
"Whether we're top of the table, second or if the league's won, we have to keep going and try to win our games.
"We knew three points was the most important thing today, especially after City dropped points, but it was a tough game.
"It's always nice to score, deflection or not, it's a goal and, thankfully, it's won us the game. It was great, obviously, that City lost but we had to back that up with three points."