ALEX FERGUSON insists Monday’s title crunch with rivals Manchester City is the mother of all derbies.

Mother of all derbies

Manchester United’s visit to the Etihad will be broadcast to a worldwide TV audience of 650MILLION — the biggest in Premier League history.

And United boss Fergie admitted: “This is the derby game of all derby games — whoever loses will be tinged with regret.

“It’s in the blood of the supporters and I know lots of fans who would give everything to win this game.”

His comments were echoed by City star Gareth Barry), who said: “People are speaking of this as being the biggest game in Premier League history and it’s a massive game to play in.

“I don’t think you can get away from the size of the game against United and the pressure.

“It’s not just on us; it will be on them, too. When the game is that big the pressure is on both sets of players and it will be down to who handles that best.”

There will be 16 broadcasters at the Etihad — a Premier League record — including ESPN Brasil, Canal+France, Abu Dhabi Media Company, Beijing TV and ESPN Star, which covers huge parts of Asia.

A City spokesman confirmed: “The interest in this game from around the world is unprecedented.”

Fergie added: “If one loses they are going to reflect on what may have been.”