Manchester United put on a rare attacking display against Stoke earlier this week, winning 3-0.

Michael Carrick concedes that United haven’t done well enough going forward this season but that against Stoke we showed real attacking intent.

I think we were well aware we had to improve going forward. Defensively we’ve been pretty good for quite some time now in general, but we know we haven’t scored enough goals. We’ve been creating opportunities but we haven’t been taking our chances or the final pass has let us down. There was a real intent to attack early on Tuesday and to score, and that showed.

United are currently five points behind fourth placed Arsenal, but Carrick claims we are still chasing the title.

We’re still pushing for the title. We still have to believe that’s a possibility. Time will tell as the games tick by what our chances are, but it’s up to us; if we go on a run of winning games then we’d obviously give ourselves a better chance. We’ve seen over the years how the last 10 to 15 games of the season can change, that’s when it’s all won and lost, so you have to finish the season well. We have to be realistic and I’m realistic about where we are [in the table], but at the same time I still believe we’ve got a chance.