Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is steeling himself for the ‘most important derby’ of his career when his side heads to Manchester City in a week’s time.
United’s 4-4 draw at home to Everton, coupled with City’s 2-0 success at Wolves, means that there are just three points between the title-chasers going into the game, with the Citizens six better off on goal difference, which could yet prove crucial.
United remain 4/9 with bookmaker to win the Premier League title, with City 7/4, with Ferguson admitting that the initiative lies with the Citizens ahead of the huge showdown at the Etihad Stadium.
He said: “We’ve given Manchester City the initiative, there’s no question about that.
“We’ve got to get a result at the Etihad Stadium now, it’s a derby of amazing proportions – probably the most important derby game in my time.
“There has been an expectancy from City that this could be their decider, but it’s our decider too.”