If Manchester United get a better result than City at the weekend, they will retain the title. Chances of this happening are unlikely though, considering City have QPR at home and United have Sunderland away.

What works in our favour is that QPR are fighting a relegation battle so will be desperate for even one point. Also, their manager is Mark Hughes, who was treated badly by City when he was sacked a couple of seasons ago. They also have former City players in the team who might like to prove a point in Shaun Wright-Phillips, Joey Barton and Nedum Onuoha.

Also, Garry Cooke will be at the game, so if anyone can bring about City embarrassment, it’s him!

Ferguson has reminded people that anything can happen, even if unlikely, with today marking the 29th anniversary of him winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup with Aberdeen against Real Madrid.

“We can only do our best and try to win the match and hope something stupid happens with City,” he said. “Exactly 29 year ago today, I took Aberdeen to beat Real Madrid in a European final, with 11 home grown players. That’s QPR’s challenge – to do an Aberdeen. The odds are stacked against them, City are in tremendous form. But as long as human beings are human beings you never know.”




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