Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is pleased to see his side still leading the way in the race for the Premier League title, following a 2-0 home win over West Ham on New Year's Day.
Goals from Eduardo and Emmanuel Adebayor were enough to see off the Hammers and keep Wenger's side two points ahead of Manchester United.
Afterwards, the Frenchman said: "It is too early to go into mind games. I feel going into January we will rely on our performances.
"Manchester United will be tough opponents, but we have belief and we have talent and we are ready to fight.
"This team is hungry. So those are good ingredients, but I don't count only Manchester United. I still feel Chelsea and Liverpool are there.
"I prefer to lead from the front, definitely, because you then just rely on your results. If you are not at the front you have to hope the others don't perform.
"It's a pleasure to work with the team, they give absolutely everything, so I want to give everything to make this team successful."