Manchester United’s thrilling comeback win over rivals Man City has seen the Red Devils climb to within just six points off the top spot.
However, while he was going mad in celebration just like every United fan as they sealed the derby bragging rights, club legend Rio Ferdinand was keeping his feet on the ground when it came to their title chances.
United dominated the opening 45 minutes but found themselves behind after the break as substitute Jack Grealish headed in a delicious cross from Kevin de Bruyne.
But, with just over ten minutes to go, Man United fought back to earn all three points as Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored to paint Manchester red again and spark pandemonium at Old Trafford.
Rashford’s winner sent Red Devils legend and former centre-back Ferdinand into dreamland, as he joined in with the crowd’s celebrations from the TV studio.
“Go on United!” he shouted as he filmed the fans and the stadium, punching the air with pride.
Alongside the clip he posted to Twitter, Ferdinand wrote: “Wow the scenes right now at Old Trafford.
“I LOVE THIS CLUB MAN.”
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Erik ten Hag’s side have now won five games in a row in the league, with it their ninth straight victory in all competitions.
With Arsenal sitting top of the league on 44 points and Man City on 39 in second, Man United now have the potential to find themselves in the mix for the title race, leapfrogging Newcastle to go third on 38 points.
But Ferdinand refuses to get carried away with the title talk following the match.
Many are now tipping United, who are the Premier League’s in-form team with the top flight’s in-form player banging in the goals, to stage a late charge for their first English crown since 2013 – when Ferdinand was still playing there.
When asked on BT Sport’s coverage if the derby win means Man United are in with a shot of catching Arsenal, Ferdinand said: “I’m not getting carried away.”