Last Updated: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:49
Rio Ferdinand claims Manchester United are not worried about Manchester City because they will secure the title if they win every game.
United's 33-year-old England international central defender is fully fit and playing a key role for Sir Alex Ferguson's men as they are now three points clear of their rivals with just eight games remaining following Monday's narrow 1-0 win against Fulham at Old Trafford.
There is still a potential title decider to come at the Etihad Stadium on April 30 while all the talk is about which side will buckle under the pressure of the two-horse race.
However, Ferdinand has backed United to hold their nerve and feels City's results are not important as long as they keep picking up three points every week.
Ferdinand, who backed the Red Devils' forwards to keep finding the back of the net even when teams come to Old Trafford with a defensive set-up like Fulham did, told Skysports: "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."
He added: "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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