Ferguson admits Manchester United are relying on a City mistake
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Manchester United need local rivals Manchester City to do something “stupid” and drop points in their final game of the season if United are to retain the Premier League title, the Daily Mail has reported.
The two Manchester clubs go into the final round of fixtures level on points but separated by City’s superior goal difference. United have to travel to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light hoping City lose or draw at home to relegation-threated Queens Park Rangers. City have only dropped two points at the Etihad Stadium this season, a 3-3 draw with Sunderland a few months ago.
Ferguson said: “Everyone wants to win their last game of the season and we're no different. It's important for us, we'll try and do our best and hopefully something stupid will happen to City.” QPR are managed by former United striker Mark Hughes, who was City manager until being sacked to make way for current boss Roberto Mancini.
If City hold on to their lead it will be their first league title since 1968, while if City slip up and United can capitalise, it will be a 20th league title.
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