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Rio: Experience is the key for Reds

MANCHESTER United defender Rio Ferdinand believes experience could be the key to landing the Premier League title.

United moved eight points clear of Manchester City courtesy of their 2-0 win over QPR yesterday, and Ferdinand said: "(Having title experience) is huge. We've been in this position before so that counts for a lot.

"We know what it takes to get over the finishing line first and we have to use that experience to do it again."

Ferdinand was also satisfied with the performance against QPR.

"They had a man sent off early in the game, and while we would have liked to score a few more goals, a clean sheet and a couple of goals - we would have taken that before the game," he said.


"We never doubted ourselves that we could put together a run of good games.

"Momentum is key at this stage of the season, we can tick one more game off today and hopefully we can keep it going."

Alex Ferguson admits United got a lucky break with the penalty award against QPR which paved the way for another important victory.

"Ashley was a yard offside so I can understand Mark (Hughes) being angry and disappointed at that. You see these kinds of decisions every week though," Ferguson said.

"The boy's just got a little tug on Young, not a great deal but enough to get us the penalty. And unfortunately he was the last defender and had to be sent off."