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Ahead of Sunday's mouth-watering Manchester derby, The Daily Mail quotes Sir Alex Ferguson as saying: "The rivalry has gone up a notch in the last few months, with them signing all those players and then coming up with that advert and all their posters about Carlos Tevez. They’ve been a bit, how can I put it, cocky."
Former Barcelona defender Sylvinho tells The Sun: "We're capable of winning. A few weeks ago, remember, City beat Barcelona in a friendly," while The Daily Mirror claims injured ex-United striker Carlos Tevez has 'begged' City manager Mark Hughes to pick him at Old Trafford.