Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has stated that Manchester United are not thinking about the record points haul of 96 points and are only concentrating on winning a 20th title.
The Manchester United defender last season felt effects of the heart-breaking last minute loss of the title to Manchester City on goal difference and seems determined not to let that scenario repeat itself.
Ferdinand told reporters: "It is just about winning. Anything that comes after that is great, but winning it is the most important part.
"If you win the league before the end of the season then you can set other targets. For me, personally, we need to get the trophy first, then you can think of all the other stuff that goes on around it.
“We are not any more hungry because of what happened last season.
"That is just the way we are. The mentality of this club, driven by the manager, is that you have to win and you have to be challenging for every single competition you go in for.
"That has been the case since I have been here. That will never change."
Ferdinand for his part has been in stellar form this season for Manchester United being United’s mainstay centre back while Nemanja Vidic recovered from injury and has allayed any fears of the niggling back injury which has haunted him for the past couple of seasons.
Ferdinand along with United youngster Jonny Evans have kept United in the running for the title with some exceptional defensive efforts.
Manchester United at the start of the season struggled with the defensive side of their game as injuries to key players meant Manchester United’s defence had a make-shift demeanour about it. But that has since change as six clean sheets in the last six Premier League games have proven. Manchester United’s 25 games won from the initial 30 games of the Premier League is a new record which has propelled United to a 15 point lead over city rivals Manchester City.
As United and City are set to go head-to-head Monday evening, the build-up to one of the most anticipated matches of the season has been tremendous with players and managers both giving an insight into the intensive physical and mental preparations they have to go through.
We all hope this game is a free flowing affair with goals galore and not just a cagey match resulting in a draw. All things considered this match will great fun for every one watching.
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