Rio Ferdinand "not surprised" by Manchester United's Premier League lead

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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits that he is "not surprised" by his side's strong lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he is "not surprised" by the large margin between themselves and Manchester City.

The Red Devils, who lost their grip on the Premier League title in the dying minutes of last season, are poised to secure the trophy this year due to their 15-point lead at the top of the table.

While the 34-year-old is confident in United's ability to grab their 20th league title, the centre-back refuses to start the celebrations early.

"We've got to make sure we finish the season correctly and get this title back," Ferdinand told the Daily Mail. "We're not far off it but it's not over until it's over. We have to make sure we remain focused and apply ourselves in the right way.

"I'm not really surprised by the lead if I'm honest. When I look around the changing room I expect us to be winning games nine times out of 10. It would be great to win it again but until we do I don't want to talk much about it. Last season a lot of people got ahead of themselves."

United will go up against West Ham United this evening.

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand battles for the ball with Chelsea's Fernando Torres on October 28, 2012
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