Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has described December as a month to accumulate points and consolidate their position at the helm of the Premier League.
Ferguson believes that consecutive wins for the Red Devils in their four upcoming games will hand them an uncontested lead in the dash to the tape.
Time to reap
- I look at December as an opportunity to gather points. If we are top of the league on New Year's Day we know fine well, and so does everyone else, that we are going to be in the ball park at the end of the season, he told sportinglife.com.
City have already handed a warning to their neighbors after they beat then in their own backyard of the Etihad Stadium a fortnight ago promising a bruising battle by the new year.
Ferguson welcomes the challenge but assures that they should also expected to see the best from United.