Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not believe his Manchester United side struggled to deal with the pressure that came with being top of the league.
The Red Devils put together and impressive winning run earlier this season.
They went top of the table with a win at Burnley in January, but have since fallen away.
A run of two wins in seven has allowed Manchester City to clear off and open up a 12 point gap.
It now leaves United battling for second, but Solskjaer does not attribute their dip in form to pressure.
“Not at all. That's the Premier League," he said.
"The pressure has not been there at all. Of course, we enjoyed being as close to the top as possible.
"That’s the Premier League for you. That's the quality in the opposition, the quality of the tactics, the standards, the demands of the season.
"We've played I don’t know how many games, we're in the Europa League, we’re in the FA Cup, the Premier League and it's the strangest year of all for everyone.
"So, pressure? No. That's the Premier League.”
United's latest dropped points came in the goalless draw at Chelsea.
The Red Devils have also been held by West Brom, Everton and Arsenal in recent weeks.
Solskjaer and his players were particularly aggrieved in the aftermath of their stalemate at Stamford Bridge having felt they were denied a penalty.
Stuart Attwell opted against point to the spot, but the Norwegian has not dwelt on the incident.
“That's water under the bridge. You move on, on to the next one," he added.
"We all know it's a high-pressure situation and we have to accept the decisions when they’re made. We move on.
"All my focus after the game has just been on Palace. I’ve not looked back on that.”