Sir Alex Ferguson has stoked the fires ahead of our derby clash.

“It’s the first time we’ve played City when they have a chance of actually achieving something,” said Ferguson. “It’s a different derby game altogether because of what both clubs can achieve and what both can lose out of it. City haven’t achieved anything for 34 years. For them, just being in the Champions League would be the most exciting thing ever. So it’s the most pivotal weekend of the season for four teams playing each other – us, City, Chelsea and Tottenham. The scenarios are fantastic. City and Spurs are going for fourth spot and neither club has ever been in the Champions League. We obviously hope Spurs beat Chelsea and we beat City, because it will put us back in the picture.”