Former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane believes a top-four finish is within reach for the club.
In terms of points, the Red Devils may be three points closer to the desired top four after their win at Aston Villa on Sunday than they were after losing to Nottingham Forest on December 30.
However, the optics work in their favour.
Three Premier League victories in a row, including late winners at Wolves and now Villa Park after Scott McTominay decided a game that could have easily gone against United.
For the first time this season, there have been four consecutive victories in all competitions, with games against Luton Town and Fulham on the horizon.
Keane is delighted with United’s resurgence in the Premier League and their attempt to secure a top-four finish.
“They have the momentum,” the Irishman told Sky Sports.
“The teams ahead of them – especially Aston Villa and Tottenham – will be worried. They are hunting them down.”
United will come up against Luton in their next league game on February 18.