Man Utd’s Van der Sar: We must stay calm

He said: “It was great to go into Christmas at the top of the table, certainly better than being second.

“We have two home games coming up and you would expect six points from those matches – and that is not being disrespectful to the other teams.

“We need to keep winning our home games. Away from home, with the exception of the game at West Ham, we have been quite solid.”