Friday, May 11, 2012

ALEX FERGUSON RELIES ON MANCHESTER CITY TO SLIP IN TITLE CHASE

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.

While missing key players, Ferguson does have an allay at the Etihad on Sunday, when his former player Mark Hughes leads QPR in what is a vital game for the relegation-threatened Hoops.

Hughes is in line for a £1million bonus if he keeps Rangers in the Premier League, while his trusted aides, Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, will also land hefty pay-outs.

The west London side need a point to avoid relegation.

City sacked Hughes in 2009 and replaced him with Mancini in a move described as ‘unethical’ by United manager Ferguson last weekend.

Courtesy of DAILYMAIL 
Edited by COSMOS CHUKWUEMEKA

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