Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes they're benefiting from not panicking when Arsenal were in pole position earlier this season.

He said: "When we were behind them in the league we were not looking too far ahead. We were just concentrating on getting a good run of games ourselves.

"Then we got a string of victories and Arsenal slipped up a little. You have to grab that opportunity with both hands.

"We haven't looked back since then and it was an important game in terms of eliminating Arsenal from the race. We are in a good position now."