"My job when I came here was to win titles and play in an attractive manner. There is no cause for alarm at all. We have had seven winning performances in the league. I felt that with a bit of luck, and take away the howlers, we would have had 21 points. We played two terrific games against Spartak Moscow, so that is nine performances. We didn't play that well against Shakhtar," conceded Strachan.

"I am happy with the variation in the team," he added. "I am happy at the way my players are playing and I like watching them. I have a vision about how the team should be playing and it is getting closer and closer. I like what I am watching, howlers apart."