Ahead of Manchester United’s game against Tottenham Hotspur, Ander Herrera has claimed the squad believe we can get a result because of our performances against the top club 

Spurs know they have to win today if they are to stay in the title race, but Herrera believes we can put a spanner in the works for them.

I think we perform better against top teams and always give our best, and Spurs is one of those top teams.

I think Spurs and Leicester are the only teams that have been consistent. I watched Spurs’ game at Liverpool, they controlled pretty much all of the game and played very well in the second half and could have won. They are still fighting for the title and we have to respect them because they have very good players.

I think we have seen some surprises in the Premier League, this season and Dele Alli is one of them. Also I didn’t expect Dier to play as well as he has done in midfield. Alli is a player who doesn’t need to touch the ball all the time. He waits for his moment and he has good timing into the box. He scores goals and assists often. The best way to defend against good players is by getting the ball.

We have the capacity to do that, we have shown that against very good teams – we can beat them with the ball. That’s the best way to do it. We have been the better team against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea so we have to believe.