Manchester United manager David Moyes believes his side’s traditionally strong spirit means that they cannot be discounted from the Premier League title race.
United battled back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Hull City on Thursday and record their third consecutive league victory.
After an inconsistent start to the season, in which they suffered five league defeats, United have started to close in on the upper reaches of the table.
“I don’t think there was anyone in the ground, when we went 2-0 down, who thought the game was over,” Moyes said.
“I think most people were rubbing their hands thinking, ‘We’re in for some game here.’
“That tells you what Manchester United have got and, hopefully, tells you something about David Moyes. My teams have always been committed and trying to win the games.
“All the games at this time of year are tight games, difficult to call. All we can do is keep knocking away and hopefully we’ll be in there come the end of the season.”
Striker Wayne Rooney scored his 150th Premier League goal for the club in the victory at Hull and also played a key role in United’s other two goals.
He provided the cross for Chris Smalling’s 19th-minute header and put Hull defender James Chester under pressure before he headed into his own net to make it 3-2.
Moyes praised the influence of the England striker, who played in a withdrawn role behind lone striker Danny Welbeck before dropping into midfield later in the game.