LONDON (AP) – While Manchester rivals City and United pursue the Premier League title on Sunday, Bolton and Queens Park Rangers will be battling to avoid relegation.
Winning the trophy brings global prestige, but the financial rewards from surviving in the world's richest league can be equally significant to teams.
Clubs are guaranteed around 40 million pounds ($64.5 million) in television income and prize money from the league, with the title winners only receiving about 20 million pounds ($32.2 million) more.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn have already been relegated and Bolton, which is hoping to secure a 12th successive topflight campaign, is in the third relegation place going into Sunday's final match at Stoke.
The only way Bolton can realistically avoid the drop is by winning and hoping QPR loses at leader City.