Michael Carrick has spoken about Manchester United’s recent good form and has reiterated the players’ desire to compete for the title this season.

The signs have been good in recent weeks. We were bitterly disappointed not to win last week [at Aston Villa] but we beat Newcastle and now have two big away games. They will be a good test for us to see where we are at. We’re continuing to look up and will continue to try to catch them [City and Chelsea]. We’re not satisfied with third – it’s obviously an improvement and we’re getting better, but we want to keep looking up. Going to Tottenham is always a tough game and to go there two days after the Newcastle match at 12 noon makes it very tough. But we have to get ourselves ready for that and it’s the same for them as well. It’s a game we look forward to and we go there confident.