Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes his side must win every game if they are to dethrone Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.
The Red Devils' gaffer also had a kind word for Darren Fletcher, who put in a good performance that was capped with a spectacular goal in a 3-0 win against Everton on Saturday.
"We have to look at all the games as must-win now," Ferguson is quoted in The Sun as saying.
"We need to get on a run and be somewhere near the top of the league by New Year's Day. Then, in the second half of the season we can have a real go and give ourselves a chance."
Fletcher has been gaining plaudits for his stellar performances in recent weeks, and the Scot echoed a similar sentiment.
He added, "Darren is an improving player.
"Each year we have seen his performance level go up and up and it is still doing so.
"But I have to admit I did not expect that goal [against Everton]. It was really well taken."
Adithya Ananth, Goal.com UK