Man Utd's Rafael: The Premier League is special
Manchester United's Rafael believes the Premier League title is 'special' and is desperate to add another title to his collection.
The Red Devils have a seven point lead at the top of the table after rounding off their festive fixtures with a resounding 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic.
"At United we start the season wanting to win every competition we play in, the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the League Cup, but the league is special.
"Winning it is an incredible feeling and we want to feel that again. It's important to us this season and we'll battle as hard as we can to make sure we lift the trophy.
But Rafael warned his teammates not to rest on their laurels despite a seven point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City.
"With so many games in quick succession there are a lot of points up for grabs. There are also a lot of points to lose, so it's important you get the right result.
"You don't want to be left chasing another team at the top of the table because even though it's only December it can be difficult to claw back those points.
"But we have a big squad at United and the manager will use all the players to make sure we stay fresh. If we do well over this period then it can set us up well for a title push."