Former Manchester United hero, Mark Hughes, could be our last hope at winning the title, with QPR going to City on the final day of the season.
Fergie has turned to Hughes, who he hasn’t had a great relationship with for years, to see where his praise might get him.
After City beat Sunderland in December 2009, Hughes came on to the pitch to applaud the fans, with the press having already revealed that he was going to be sacked after the game. Two hours later after the final whistle, it was announced that Roberto Mancini was the new City manager.
“They red hot favourites and will make sure they win the match, but QPR need a point and they’re fighting for survival,” Ferguson said. “The whole future of the club could be resting on the game and I only wish Sparky was playing. Mark knows his job alright. He was sacked by City in a very unethical way and he’ll remember that. Mark Hughes teams always fight but QPR players are fighting for survival. It’s always our job, the expectation and responsibility of Manchester United players is to win the match. We’ll go there optimistic. It won’t be easy but we’ll have a go.”
Get your free football bets at FREEbets.org.uk.
Made in Manchester is available for just £5. It includes 30 articles from the country's best football writers about graduates from the Manchester United academy. Everyone who buys a copy enters a competition to win the new home shirt. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.