Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester City need an act from God to get out of their Champions League group.

Even if Roberto Mancini's side win their remaining three games against Ajax, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, there are no guarantees they will qualify.

Ferguson said: "City have got the hardest job and they know that themselves.

"Dortmund beating Real Madrid was the last result they wanted.

"Although Dortmund have got to go to Madrid, City will be hoping and praying they beat them because City have to go to Dortmund, which is not an easy game, and win. I watched the Dortmund Madrid game and they were brilliant."