Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to get carried away with Manchester United's title credentials, claiming now is not the time to be checking the Premier League table.
United moved back into the top-four after they thrashed old rivals Leeds United 6-2 at Old Trafford.
It’s now six wins in their last seven league games, with Solskjer’s men also doubling their tally at home in a scintillating display on Sunday.
Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes bagged braces for the Red Devils, adding to goals from Daniel James and Victor Lindelof.
The result leaves them just five points Premier League leaders Liverpool, having played a game fewer than the reigning champions.
After going under the radar in the early parts of the season, United’s form has pushed them into the title picture, but Solskjaer has said he will only be interested in league positions when spring rolls around.
“We are not even at the halfway point,” he said, following the win over Leeds. “The league position is not something we look at – we look at the improvement of the team. Now we are getting fitter and stronger. Our fans needed that one.
“I’m confident myself and my staff have enough experience Mick Phelan had the best seat learning from Sir Alex. Me and Michael experienced it as players. We won the league quite a few times.
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“Of course it is different on the staff. Our job is to make sure the players focus on the next game and if we get to March and are in that position, we are going to enjoy it.”
On the game itself, the United boss added: "What a game of football. Unfortunately there was no crowd to watch it. This will go down as one of the great Manchester United v Leeds games.
"Leeds play the same way whether they're 4-0 up, 4-0 down or at 0-0. They do that every three days, every game. You have to run until the whistle goes.”
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