Sir Alex Ferguson says there will be a deep sense of regret for whichever Manchester club fails to lift the Barclays Premier League title this term. At one point Manchester City were five points clear and apparently cruising to their first championship since 1968, while it is only three weeks since United held an eight-point advantage. But now the pair meet at the Etihad Stadium on Monday knowing the victor will be overwhelming favourites with just two games to go. “If one loses they will be reflecting on what might have been,” said Ferguson. “The points total which both teams will probably amass, it is championship form. “But it will be tinged with regret simply because it is the derby thing. “You can’t get away from it. It is our fans’ most bitter rivals. “For me it is just another league. For the supporters it is special.” Ferguson has opted to take United out of Manchester for the build-up, instead heading to South Wales at a bolt hole near Cardiff to escape the almost insatiable appetite for debate on Monday’s game. The local paper has published a map of the strongholds for both United and City within the Manchester boundaries,… Read full this story
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