Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is counting on 'something stupid' to happen to fierce rivals Manchester City to allow his side to clinch the Premier League title.
City sit top of the table on goal difference heading into the final day of the season having overthrown United at the summit.
Roberto Mancini's men will lift the trophy on Sunday if they match or better the Red Devils' result against Sunderland when they host QPR at the Etihad Stadium.
Ferguson is hoping for a late slip-up from United's neighbours to gift his team what would be their 20th title.
He said: "We can only do our best and try to win the match and hope something stupid happens with City."
The manager has called on QPR to emulate the Aberdeen side he managed in 1983, who upset Real Madrid to lift the European Cup Winners' Cup.
"Exactly 29 year ago today, I took Aberdeen to beat Real Madrid in a European final, with 11 home grown players," he said.
"That's QPR's challenge - to do an Aberdeen. The odds are stacked against them, City are in tremendous form.
"But as long as human beings are human beings you never know."
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