Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson has warned the club's critics not to write them off.
The Red Devils are still unbeaten in all competitions this season, but have been guilty of some patchy form and have ended up drawing games they looked like winning.
Their goalless stalemate with Manchester City on Wednesday evening kept them in second place, but they now trail leaders Chelsea by four points.
Gibson knows that they are not of the race by any means at this stage of the season and believes that Sir Alex Ferguson's side will only improve.
"Everyone's saying we're not playing that well and there's no way we'll win the title this year, but we haven't lost yet and we're still up there," Gibson told the club's official website..
"I don't think we've been playing badly, but I know we can play a lot better. And when we start playing well on a consistent basis... well, things are only going to get better.
"Nobody in the squad's worrying too much - it's only November, after all."
Gibson admitted that he was disappointed not to see his side keep up their good record again City and walk away with three points, but accepted that it was one gained rather than two lost.
"It was a frustrating result," he added. "I think we deserved to win. We played the better football but we didn't penetrate enough in the final third.
"In a way it's frustrating to come away with only a draw but when you consider we didn't really work the goalkeeper very much I think we also have to hold up our hands and accept a point. We were pleased with how we played, though."