"I thought the whole team tonight put in a real shift for the manager and I think going back to Old Trafford we're in a good position".
The Red Devils will welcome the defending Premier League champions to Old Trafford following their disappointing performance in a goalless draw with La Liga side Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash in Spain.
'I think he was one of the key players in winning the title. Other players, Nemanja Vidic at times, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, myself, all players who have played 400, 500, 600 games for the club have been dropped. "We have to look at ourselves and understand that, from now until the end, every game is very important", the Italian said. At the start of the season I thought United were more attack-minded but gradually they've come to play with less freedom. The system has worked for them to some extent, but I don't think it gets the best out of the players that they've got. "They're the things that make or break you as a footballer, and I feel like it's how you deal with them situations that define you as a player and as a character on the pitch". Soon a defeat against Watford and Bournemouth followed, but the Blues eventually picked up the pace and went on to score eight goals in the next three games, conceding just once. Particularly Manchester United, who may be second on table, but the gap continues to grow between them and Manchester City and the shadow the leaders cast over everyone beneath them just gets bigger and bigger.
However, Nigel Reo-Coker thinks that Spurs are the side who have the best squad in the league when you remove Manchester City from the equation, and said that they are doing well in both the Premier League and the Champions League.
United have in recent years suffered poor results against the Blues so much so that they have won only one of their last 14 matches in all competitions against Chelsea (D5 L8).
It might not have been the thrilling midfield display many United fans have yearned for, but McTominay dutifully followed orders. United are now at 56 points, three points ahead of 4th placed Chelsea.