Ferguson unsure of team for derby showdown

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Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he is yet to make his mind up over his starting line up for Manchester United’s crucial title-showdown with Manchester City this evening.


United sit three points ahead of their cross-city rivals ahead of their meeting at the Etihad Stadium tonight, with a win or draw for the visitors likely to take them to within touching distance of a 20th league title.


However, Ferguson admitted he had yet to settle on a starting XI with an almost fully fit squad to choose from, with no new injury worries to join long-term absentees Nemanja Vidic, Darren Fletcher and Anderson on the sidelines.


"We've been working on two or three things in the last couple of days and I've got two or three options," he told "Hopefully, I'll get it right.


"I just know what we want to do in the game. We've got enough experience and pace in the team, enough good footballers and determination. I think we'll be alright in that respect. The game could be decided by anything, I hope it's not by a bad decision, that's for sure.


"There's focus on both teams to make it a good game. It's important as we're representing the city all over the world. Michel Platini is making an effort to come to the game. It creates a certain occasion and we want to represent ourselves the right way."


The Scot remains bullish over his side’s chances in the derby, although he admits that if City take the win that would take them to the top of the table by virtue of goal difference, he may be forced to concede the title with just two games remaining.


"I think City probably would win it," he commented. "Yes. I think, with two games left, they'd have a great chance."

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