Manchester United centre-half Nemanja Vidic is relishing his partnership with Rio Ferdinand, which has helped the Red Devils keep eight clean sheets in a row.
The 25-year-old Serbia stopper has forged a superb understanding with his England counterpart and is hoping to keep up the good work as United seek to defend their Premier League title.
Vidic commented: "Rio is a great player and I am really glad to be in the same defence as him.
"We know each other really well. We know where each other are on the pitch and we know what movements the other one is going to make. That has to be important and so far things have gone really well.
"There are so many great players up front for us. If we keep a clean sheet we feel someone will score in the end and I am pretty proud our record is so good."
Meanwhile, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is now hopeful that Owen Hargreaves will be back in action in less than a fortnight, after having an injection to calm down a knee injury.
Ferguson told the club's official website: "It may be a bit less than four weeks.
"Owen should be back training in about ten days' time, which is good news because he hasn't had the best of luck. But, having the injection has been successful."