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Ferdinand: Man Utd well away from peak form

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits they're still some way from their peak after victory at Birmingham City on Saturday.

He said: "There's no better feeling than coming off the park than we've won especially with a clean sheet. The longer we continue to do that, the better chance we've got of winning things.

"It is early days. The first couple of weeks of the season weren't too pretty or good for us and people were making a lot of that.

"We don't now want to make a lot of us winning 1-0s and being near top of the table at this stage. It is not important at this point of the season.

"It is good but it is not imperative that we are there right at this moment.

"By Christmas and the after Christmas period and the New Year, if we are around there at that time then we can then start saying we are on the right track."

Ferdinand added: "I think we can improve. We are still not playing free-flowing football. In stages we are doing it but we are not doing it as consistently as we would like throughout games.

"It is gradually getting there each game. I think we showed against Chelsea some very good moments in the first 30 minutes and today we did it again in spells.

"If we can keep adding to what we are doing at the moment, and keep clean sheets, we've got the players who can unlock any defence.

"I'd like to think someone would get a hammering but if we win every game to the end of the season 1-0 then I'd be a happy man.

"However, it would be nice to get the fans off their seats with a few good performances in terms of a lot of goals.

"We don't mind waiting if we keep winning games."

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