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SIR ALEX FERGUSON lit the derby week fuse by warning rivals City they need European football to keep their players happy.
English football's top two clubs have Champions League assignments before Sunday's domestic summit meeting at Eastlands.
But while Manchester United are already confirmed as group winners before they face Cluj, City must beat Borussia Dortmund in Germany to have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League.
And although it might suit City to avoid Thursday outings in the 'consolation cup', Ferguson tauntingly suggests that any "big club" needs European competition.