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Ferdinand ignoring rivals Man City and concentrating on Man Utd

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is confident that Sir Alex Ferguson's latest squad can handle the pressure of leading from the front and has backed them to retain the Premier League title over close rivals Manchester City. The 33 year old said: "You've got to hold your nerve but as important as that, if not more so, is trusting each other.

"That's the way you've got to be and the team that does that best between now and the end of the season will be the one to win the league."

And Ferdinand claims United could not care what happens with City as they focus on winning every game up until the end of the season.

"If it's 0-0 after 88 minutes we know we're going to create chances in the dying moments to win games and it's important to keep that in mind," said Ferdinand. "We don't care what happens with them (City), it's about us.

"If we remain calm and win all our games we'll be successful."

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