Fergie can’t wait for noisy neighbours

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Sir ALEX FERGUSON cannot wait for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League derby showdown with leaders Manchester City.

Ferguson’s Manchester United side were not too convincing against Romanian title winners Otelul Galati in Bucharest last night, yet even without skipper Nemanja Vidic, sent off in the second half, United emerged victorious thanks to two Wayne Rooney penalties.

The result moved United into second spot behind Benfica in Group C, with all eyes immediately turning to Sunday’s league showdown with their city rivals at Old Trafford.

“The last couple of years they [the derbies] have become more intense and there is more importance attached to them,” Ferguson said.

“On Sunday it’s top of the league and second-top, and it really builds up into a fantastic prospect for everyone. I am looking forward to that.”

Meanwhile Vidic will spend the build-up worrying whether UEFA will increase the obligatory one-match ban for his tackle on Gabriel Giurgiu.