"We've shown that we are genuine contenders and we are going to fight to the end for this,"

"We believe that we can win the League. But I've said it many times, in football it is easy to talk the talk.

"We've got to go and treat Cardiff and Sunderland like Manchester United now, and if we do we’ll win a lot of games between now and the end of the season. We’re going for it."

"I've come here many times and been played off the park,"

"They are a fantastic team and this is one of the most difficult places to come in the Premier League, so to dominate from start to finish was fantastic and we are still going away disappointed that we didn’t score more goals.

"You have to give credit to the manager. He keeps switching and tinkering with the formation and the tactics. We totally bossed the middle of the park. When you come away from home you have to keep the ball and dominate the middle of the pitch, and if we do that we have two of the best strikers in the world to go and do the damage.

"I'm sure if you ask the Manchester United defenders, I don't think they have ever had a harder 90 minutes."