Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says its time to go on a winning run.

After failing to produce their best on a consistent basis this term, Ferdinand said United are ready to step up a gear - starting at Tottenham today.

"It's going to be a long 12 games but it's going to be exciting," said Ferdinand.

"We've played well sporadically, one game here, one game there.

"But we'd love to hit a rich vein of form now and blow teams away. After the Norwich game I said that sometimes a late 2-1 win like that is psychologically better than a 3-0.

"We know that it's never, ever over. We're in a good position, we've been there and have the experience and nerve to know what it takes to win from here."