Wayne Rooney says there is no chance of Manchester United getting twitchy in their quest to retain their Premier League title.
The Red Devils continue to play catch-up with 12 games of the season remaining, with two points separating them from table-topping Manchester City.
United consider themselves to be better placed to stage a late surge than their local rivals, though, with the club having been in this position countless times down the years.
They have the experience and know-how to get over the line, with the end of season run-in calling for cool heads and 100 per cent focus.
United have displayed those attributes on a regular basis in recent weeks, with a battling point taken against the odds at Chelsea and hard-fought victories secured over Liverpool and Norwich.
Rooney admits it would have been easy for the Red Devils to panic when faced with such situations, but he claims both he and the club have established a never-say-die attitude that means they are now better equipped to deal with the challenges put in front of them.
"When I was a young lad and first at the club we might have been losing a game 1-0 or 2-1 and I'd have been saying 'just put the ball in the box' and panicking a bit about losing the game," he told Inside United.
"Now I'm older and more experienced you know how to just keep playing your game because there's always a chance you'll get an opportunity to score. I think that comes from playing so many games and the experience you pick up along the way."
Rooney has also revealed that United are doing all they can to ensure that their squad remains physically and mentally prepared for a crucial period of the campaign.
"It's important to manage yourself and how your body feels," added the England international.
"Training is less intense when there are lots of games and you might take things a bit easier one day because you're managing how your legs are.
"The training intensity probably goes down because the matches come thick and fast and you have to make sure you're right for the games.
"You know you have to be strong mentally to play at your best. We just need to keep focused, keep working hard and hopefully we'll get our rewards."