SPORTS: Blind not looking at top-four rivals

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Daley Blind insists Manchester United are not concerned with the form of the club's rivals for a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League.

With Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham all winning on Wednesday, following Southampton's triumph the night before, the pressure was building on the Reds as the clash at Newcastle United entered its closing stages.

Thankfully, Ashley Young pounced on an 89th-minute error by Tim Krul to snatch three crucial points and boost confidence ahead of a small break in league action due to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

"Yes, it's three points and they are important ones," said Blind. "I think we deserved it. It was a late goal but we had a lot of chances. We could have scored earlier but didn't. We played a good game and deserved to win if you look at the chances we created. I think it [the patience] paid off, especially if you see how many chances we had in the first half.

"I heard about the wins for the others but it's important to watch out for ourselves. We must keep winning our own games. We look at ourselves and it doesn't matter what other teams think about us."

Young took the plaudits after scoring his first goal for over a year but there was also credit for David De Gea, whose stunning stop from Papiss Cisse denied the Newcastle striker an immediate equaliser.