Van der Sar - home wins vital
Edwin van der Sar believes Manchester United's season will weigh upon their record against their title rivals.
Last Updated: 09/11/08 7:32pm
Manchester United's season will weigh upon whether they can make home advantage count against the big three, according to goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.
Rivals Arsenal put one over on United on Saturday to move back above them in the Premier League table.
United have picked up just one point from their meetings with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal and Dutch ace van der Sar knows they must improve that record when all three travel to Old Trafford later in the season.
"It was a chance to get a psychological blow over one of our rivals," said van der Sar.
"If we had beaten them, or even drawn, we would have kept them below us. Now we have let them back in."
But van der Sar now has his sights set firmly righting the situation at Old Trafford in order to give them the best possible chance of claiming a hat-trick of Premier League titles.
"We have played all three away now," added van der Sar. "I am not concerned about our results against the top teams because we have been unlucky in all three games.
"But we have to make sure we get the nine points from the home games against them at Old Trafford."