The Big Manchester Derby

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Manchester derby is now one of the biggest match-ups in world football. Millions across the globe cram around TV screens to catch a glimpse of the fixture, and its appeal gets ever greater with each passing season. Since November 23, 2013 United sit above 'noisy neighbors' Manchester City in the Premier League after having played the same number of games.Interest in the derby will be spread all over the world. Regardless, nowhere will victory be celebrated with as much vigor and defeat taken with as much bitterness as in Manchester.

Why not make a weekend of it with match tickets to witness the toughest rivals battling for victory .United like to remind us of their 659m global followers while City, according to a recent club-commissioned report, have a fan base that is rapidly expanding across the planet.


                                                                             Records
Highest Aggregate                7 Man. Utd. 1 - 6   Man. City      2011/2012
Highest Man. City score: 6        Man. Utd. 1 - 6   Man. City      2011/2012
Highest Man. Utd. score: 5        Man. Utd. 5 - 0   Man. City      1994/1995

Player Comments:
City skipper Vincent Kompany has tried to gloss over their free-fall by claiming the derby was the “perfect place” for the Blues to halt their malaise.

Marouane Fellaini says his Manchester United side “have to do everything” to pile the misery on struggling neighbours in Sunday’s derby showdown.“It’s a massive game,” midfielder Fellaini told Match of the Day magazine. “It’s the derby, so it will be intense for the players and the supporters.“We want to play in the Champions League next season so we have to win in front of our supporters. "

Referees:
On the other hand Mark Clattenburg will take charge of the Manchester derby on Sunday , in a season that has already seen him send off three players from Manchester United and Manchester City. Clattenburg will be joined on Sunday at Old Trafford by assistants Simon Beck and Jake Collin, while Jonathan Moss will take on the role of fourth official.

Top Three Predictions:
  1. Manchester United vs Manchester City  2-0
  2. Manchester United vs Manchester City  3-1
  3. Manchester United vs Manchester City  1-0
With the Red Devils looking down on their bitter rivals once more, they'll look to extend their one point gap to four with victory in the derby on Sunday.United and City currently sit third and fourth respectively in the Premier League table with just one point separating the two sides.
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