Ryan Giggs is hoping Manchester United can 'get back on track' against Aston Villa, insisting the Premier League leaders are still in the driving seat.
United have wobbled at the top of the table following back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Fulham which has seen their lead reduced to a solitary point.
The reigning champions also have a game in hand and Giggs is remaining upbeat despite the lacklustre 2-0 loss at Fulham on Saturday.
"We're obviously disappointed with the result," Giggs told MUTV. "After losing last weekend, we wanted to come here and put on a good performance.
"We didn't do that in the first half - our passing was sloppy and our movement wasn't good enough. We just couldn't get it going, the tempo wasn't good.
"Going a goal behind and down to ten men, we had to arrange our shape a little bit differently. We came out and played a lot better in the second half. We were on top, we created some good chances and their keeper made a couple of good saves. Had one of those efforts gone in then we could have gone on to win it but it wasn't to be.
"Some of our lads now go away for the international break. Hopefully we won't have any injuries and we can get back on track against Villa."
Though Liverpool closed to within a point of United by beating Villa 5-0 on Sunday, fellow title rivals Chelsea also slipped up after a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham.
Giggs was surprised by Chelsea's setback at White Hart Lane, but says the United players are not worrying about the results of their pursuers.
He added: "We didn't expect that result.it's better than them winning.
"We've got to do our own job, not worry about the teams around us. It's still in our hands."