The Premier League is leaving nothing to chance this Sunday.

They have ordered winners' medals for both Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson - but only one boss will ever see theirs.

As part of the preparations for Sunday's finale, when either City or United will be crowned champions, the Premier League have commissioned two sets of nine-carat gold medals, only one of which will ever be used. They are also planning ticker-tape presentation ceremonies at the Etihad Stadium, where City play QPR, and the Stadium of Light, where United face Sunderland.

Identical podiums and firework displays will be dispatched to Manchester and Sunderland in an operation the Premier League have revealed will take 'military precision' to pull off. But they are keeping the rest of their plans top secret.