Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits they're where they want to be at this stage of the season.

United are five points clear at the top of the table.

"We are in the position we would like to be in at this stage of the season but it is not over," he said.

"There is a lot of football to be played between now and when the trophies are handed out.

"We have to make sure we apply ourselves in the right way. If we put in the performances and get the results we want, hopefully we will be lifting the trophy at the end of the season."