England international Michael Carrick insists that Manchester United are still in with a shout of winning the Premier League title this season despite being 12points behind league leaders Leicester City.
The Red Devils had the opportunity of closing the gap to ten points at the weekend when they traveled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea but a late equalizer from Diego Costa cancelled Jesse Lingard’s opener.
However, Carrick remains optimistic that they can push for the title and even go a step further in winning the competitions they are still involved in at the stage of the season.
The midfielder told ManUtd.com: “I think it was a big day for us in terms of the league situation. If we’d have gone there and got a win we’d have been in good shape, but it wasn’t to be and it makes things harder for us.
“It’s hard to take, losing two points so late on. I know we were under pressure for the last 10 or 15 minutes but to lose a goal like that is disappointing and that’s the overall feeling.
“I thought we played well and produced some really good football. We looked dangerous going forward and defended well for most of the game. We just didn’t do the right things at the right time near the end and see the game out.
“We have to battle on though, keep going and play something like we have been doing over the last few weeks and then see where that takes us.
“There is plenty to play for this month and of course plenty of points to play for in the league. We’re not giving anything up just yet.”
Manchester United are a spot outside the Champions League places with 41 points for 25 matches in the Premier League so far.