Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes they would need to concentrate on winning their own games rather than thinking too much about title rivals Manchester City if they are to regain the Premier League trophy.
With United and City maintaining their grip on the top two positions in the Premier League table throughout the festive programme, only Chelsea appear capable of preventing a repeat of last season's North West stranglehold on the title race, the Telegraph reports.
United's seven-point lead at the top has increased the pressure on Roberto Mancini's team to overcome the month-long loss of midfielder Yaya Toure to Africa Cup of Nations duty to stay in touch with their city rivals, the Telegraph reports.
But if the title race does become a two-horse race between United and City, Ferdinand insists United will learn from last season after allowing the novelty factor to become a distraction.
Ferdinand said United have learnt from their bitter experience last season and are focusing just on keep its own house in order. (ANI)