Manchester United went level on points with Liverpool after beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Friday night, with Bruno Fernandes scoring the winner.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are now mounting a title challenge few saw coming after a disastrous start to the season.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in ten games, and have won more times (10) than any other team in the division.
Liverpool have the chance to extend their lead at the top when they face Southampton on Monday night, with United not in league action again for another ten days.
And Fernandes believes he and his team-mates have to focus on themselves and take matters into their own hands in the title race.
He explained to Sky Sports after the Villa win that United’s squad is firmly committed to the cause of putting the pressure on Liverpool.
He said: “Of course but it’s far away the end of the Premier League so we have to keep going, train hard and try to keep winning.
“You have to keep this mentality of winning and winning.”