Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says every member of his squad wants to play in the derby on Monday.

Ferguson admits the status of the game has been lifted in recent seasons.

"These are the games that everyone wants to be involved in, the derby games," Ferguson told Inside United. "Over the last few years the derby games have been far more important than they ever were, so we've all been looking forward to them. But we've had a heavy programme leading up to the game so we just have to manage it."