Ander Herrera says Manchester United must play like they did at Everton every week if they want to be considered title challengers.
The Spaniard nodded in the second and set up captain Wayne Rooney for the final goal as the Red Devils got back to winning ways with Saturday’s 3-0 victory.
Their performance was in stark contrast to their defeat at Arsenal before the international break and things are likely to be much more difficult next weekend when they host local rivals Manchester City.
United are currently priced at 2.50 ahead of Sunday’s fixture, with the draw 3.25 and table-toppers City 2.70.
Herrera’s performance was one of the many highlights for boss Louis van Gaal at Goodison Park and he will be hoping to keep his place for both the City match and Wednesday’s Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow.
United’s form this season currently sees them priced as the 7.00 third favourites to win the Premier League and their 26-year-old playmaker says they must replicate the standards they showed on Saturday if they are to top the standings.
“If we want to be champions then this is not enough,” Herrera is quoted as saying by the Daily Star. “Now we have to play against Man City in the Premier League and if we want to be the champions then we have to keep playing like this.
“I think this season our form has been more evenly balanced. Last season we were more up and down.
He added: “This month if we do well, we will say that we want to be champions. But we have to keep playing like this.”