Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland defender Denis Irwin is hopeful that the Reds’ experience will play a key part this season in winning them the Barclays Premier League title for a record 20th time.
Irwin, who currently works with MUTV, thinks City have been the best side this season despite believing Ferguson’s men will come out winners thanks to knowing how to keep the head in these situations.
“That experience counts an awful lot,” said Irwin. “Sometimes you can drop points and feel that is it. But that point could win you the championship.
“You can’t buy that experience.
“The manager and coaching staff have been down the road many times. There are plenty of players who have been around for a long time.
“It is only through experience that you know what to do. I hope that counts near the end.”