Albion sit three places and six points above the bottom three with seven games to play, but Potter knows that the side's survival is far from sealed especially as three of their next four games are against United, champions Liverpool and Manchester City.
“We're still fighting, we still have work to do and we need points to stay in the division," he said.
“This league is so tough because everyone has quality and good players so the margins can go with you or against you.
“Regardless of what anyone else does we know we have to keep going. We don't think about how many points we'll need to be safe, so we have to focus on the next game which is against one of the most form teams of the competition in Manchester United."