He told MUTV: “We’ve been playing some good football but have also grinded out some important results. We’ve got the balance just about right now, we just need to carry that form forward.
“We’re on a good run and every player throughout the squad is playing with great confidence; we’re all buzzing at the moment.”
He added: “Being a local lad it’s always nice to beat City. But more importantly we’ve kept our run going. The aim at the start of the week was to make sure we extended the gap to nine points and it’s great to have done that.
“We should have put the game to bed before City scored and we had plenty of chances to do that. They caused us a lot of problems at the back because they’re such a big and physical side and it got a bit nerve-racking when they got one back. So we were really pleased to see that third goal go in.”