Man Utd boss Ferguson: I wish Sparky was leading line for QPR!

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson feels Mark Hughes would love to upset Manchester City and guide QPR to victory next week at the Etihad.
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson feels Mark Hughes would love to upset Manchester City and guide QPR to victory next week at the Etihad.

Former City boss Hughes needs a result for QPR to be sure of staying up - and such an upset would give United the title, should they win at Sunderland.

"QPR need a point and they're fighting for survival," said Ferguson.

"The whole future of the club could be resting on the game and I only wish Sparky was playing.

"But Mark knows his job all right. He was sacked by City in a very unethical way and he'll remember that."

And that could contribute to a collapse as dramatic as the one suffered by Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National when he appeared to have the race at his mercy.

"There could be a Devon Loch. You never know," said Ferguson.

"Stranger things have happened in this game of football.

"They're red-hot favourites but we've won the title on three occasions on the last day and we don't mind doing it again."

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