WHAT can Sir Alex Ferguson do against a apparently irresistible rival who seems to have money to burn?
What can he do when he's being told his squad is too weak and the team he's up against is too strong? The troubles currently crowding around Ferguson will be addressed by a man who is a veteran of adversity as well as triumph. He heads across Manchester on Sunday to face the noisy neighbours – and boy has their volume increased recently – in the third round of the FA Cup. What happens against Manchester City in the Etihad Stadium won't define United's season, although it could certainly strip them of one of the trophies still available. Far more significantly it could underline a sense that the balance of power in English football has moved a handful of miles across the city and that, this time, Ferguson is powerless to prevent the flow.
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