Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he is relying on Manchester City to do something 'stupid' to gift them the title on Sunday.
With the Manchester giants level on points at the top of the table, City know they will be crowned champions if they win at home to relegation-threatened QPR because of their superior goal difference.
But United will have a chance to snatch the title at the death if City fail to secure three points at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday when they travel to Stadium of Light to play Sunderland.
Ferguson has claimed City may have 'fallen apart' this season had it not been for the fact they had the Barclays Premier League title in sight.
It represents a major achievement for manager Roberto Mancini, who has had to deal with numerous issues, including Carlos Tevez's lengthy absence from the club and Mario Balotelli's erratic behaviour
Instead, City look set to be crowned champions, setting United a challenge Ferguson likens to the one Jose Mourinho laid down following his arrival at Chelsea in 2004.