Ferdinand retains United focus

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Rio Ferdinand wants Manchester United to win each of their four remaining games of the season after the Red Devils comfortably beat Aston Villa 4-0.

United could lift the title at the home of their bitter-rivals Manchester City if they can record a win against Everton on Sunday, and then do the same against City at the Etihad Stadium on April 30.

Ferdinand said while the fans would love to win the league at the Etihad, he doesn't care where the title is won, as long as United get their hands on the trophy at the end of the season.

"I'll be honest, I couldn't care less where we win it as long as we get the trophy. Our fans would love it but as long as you can get your hands on the trophy, you'll take it in your back garden.

"Our goal is the same as before when the gap was at eight points - we want to win every game until the end of the season. That has not changed and it won't change until the last day of the season. We want to win every game."

Manchester City kept the pressure on United as they closed the gap to five points following Manchester United's shock midweek defeat to Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, but Ferdinand insists that the players will not be affected by outside pressure.

"We don't really take that into consideration, if I'm honest," he continued. "We put pressure on ourselves to win games.

"The pressure comes from within and from the fans. They demand that and so does the boss. We have to go out there and produce our own result first - outside pressure doesn't come into it."

An early Wayne Rooney penalty gave United the perfect start against Villa as they searched for a response to the Latics defeat. A Danny Welbeck strike, a second Rooney goal and a late Nani effort made up the remaining goals.

"I think Wednesday was a blip," Ferdinand admitted. "Fair play to Wigan because they played well and we didn't really turn up. We had to put in a good performance at home, the onus was on us to win the game and we went out there and did it.

"It's always nice to get an early goal because it settles you down and you become more fluid. We played some really good stuff and some good one-touch attacking football. When we're in full flow like that, it's great to be behind watching it all unfold."

Everton, Manchester City, Swansea and Sunderland make up Manchester United's remaining fixtures as they close in on their 20th top-fight title.

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