Paul Scholes is looking forward to concentrating on the second half of the season following Manchester United's return from Japan.
United lifted the Club World Cup last weekend after a 1-0 win over Liga de Quito, but are being forced to play catch-up in the Premier League.
The reigning champions have two games in hand on their title rivals and Scholes is happy to now be focusing on matters nearer to home.
"It is nice to be back and be able to concentrate on the other competitions," he said.
"That is not to say anything about the Japan trip.
"But now we can really concentrate on the league, the Champions League and the two domestic cups - which are important to us."
Scholes has recently returned to the United squad after over two months out with a knee injury, but the veteran midfielder does not feel he was missed.
"We have got so many players who can play in midfield, I was not missed," he added.
"We don't miss anyone when they are out injured. The performances while I was out were really good.
"We have got the squad to handle things. There are always top quality players who can come in and play equally as well, or even better, as the one they have replaced."