Michael CarrickAs we hoped, the football we played against Wigan has filled our players with confidence over what they can achieve, with Michael Carrick claiming the team are patient enough to deal with the two points difference between us and Chelsea.

“Two points difference is not the end of world for us,” said Carrick. “We’re pretty comfortable with where we are. We are experienced enough to be patient. We know with the run-in, and everyone fit and playing consistently, we’ve a chance. The team has changed a lot in recent weeks but it’s about getting through it and picking up as many points as possible. We played some terrific football against Wigan and looked like the team we know we can be.”