As they attempt to close a 12-point gap that could have widened to 15 before they face Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, City have been keen to talk up the potential for Manchester United to drop points over the final 12 games.
Their hope is sustained by the knowledge United blew an eight-point advantage in the space of just six matches last term and Roberto Mancini is confident it may happen again.
But Ferguson is not getting drawn in.
While he accepts the certainty his own side will make the odd stumble as they head towards the finishing line, he is equally steadfast in his belief City will falter too.
"They are going on about us dropping points - but I would say the same thing to be honest," said Ferguson.
"The fact of the matter is they will drop points too. It is unavoidable.
"Teams drop points. It is a tough league. It is not easy winning all your games.
"At the moment we have a good momentum. The only thing we can do is try to win our next match and see where it takes us."
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