United gave up their stranglehold on the title last season, relinquishing their three-in-a-row success to Chelsea but Ferdinand was confident that this term would be different.
"We enter every competition to win," he told SunSport.
"I've said that every year since I've been here and that's just the way this club runs.
"Seeing Chelsea lift the title last season did hurt us but you can't always have everything.
"We were disappointed considering how close it was and the injuries we had at key points during the season.
"Fair play to Chelsea for winning it but it's up to us to get it back."