By Mail Online, Graeme Yorke
Anders Lindegaard believes Manchester United's impressive festive form is down to team spirit - unlike their neighbours across the city.
The Premier League leaders took 10 points from a possible 12 over Christmas and New Year to open up a seven-point gap between themselves and Manchester City.
And while Mario Balotelli was involved in a training ground bust-up with his manager Roberto Mancini, Lindegaard and his United team-mates were reaping the rewards of a positive atmosphere.
"The team spirit is as high as I can remember since I came here [in December 2010]," he told MUTV.
"We have done tremendously well over the Christmas period and picked up some great results, only dropping points against Swansea - which was a game that we should have won in my opinion."
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