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PICTURE: The city is yours

PICTURE: The city is yours

20,000 empty seats, are you f**king sure? The champions of England can’t seem the sell out their stadium but are still expanding it and hiking up ticket prices. Good luck with that.

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VIDEO: City fans singing about Munich after derby day thrashing

Manchester City fans were applauded for respecting the one minute’s silence in 2008 which marked the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. They also sang a chorus of “there’s only one Frank Swift”, the former City goalkeeper who died in the crash, for the first and what would appear to be the last time. [...]

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Jones: Our foreign players understand how important derby day is

For today’s game against Manchester City, you would imagine that players like Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Daley Blind are going in the starting line-up. While they’re not Mancunians, and haven’t grown up caring less about Manchester City, Phil Jones insists the foreign players at the club fully understand how important a win for us [...]

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Jones: We want to win this game of passion

Phil Jones has spoken about today’s derby against Manchester City. He claims they are trying to prepare as they would for any other game, but realises that’s difficult to do when there’s so much at stake. I don’t think it [City’s recent form] matters one bit when you look at the quality of their players [...]

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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: City fan on sacking Pellegrini, picking De Gea over Hart, and predicting a City win

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: City fan on sacking Pellegrini, picking De Gea over Hart, and predicting a City win

It’s derby day! Rob Pollard is a City fan and a freelance writer who’s taken time out to answer a few questions on today’s game and City in general. Scott: Rob, what are your favourite memories of derby day? Rob: The 3-1 win at Maine Road when Goater nicked the ball off Gary Neville will [...]

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LvG: Everyone in Manchester is talking about the derby

Louis van Gaal has confirmed he knows how important derby and hears people talking about it everywhere they go in Manchester. When you are walking the streets of Manchester everybody is talking about the derby and also the players – the English players and also the Spanish players. They understand the meaning of a Manchester [...]

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Hart: Rooney is a good guy and I rate him highly

Joe Hart has sung the praises of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney ahead of Sunday’s derby. Rooney in a good place and is playing really well at the moment. He’s taken the responsibilities of being captain for his club and country really well – he’s a player I rate really highly and he’s a good [...]

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GNev: United will win the title again before City

Gary Neville, in his column in the Telegraph, has discussed Sunday’s derby and how FFP may stop City’s progression. Not since the 1989-90 season has the PFA Team of the Year failed to include a player from United or City, so the fact that only De Gea makes my team offers an indication of the [...]

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Rooney: More spice to derby day now

Wayne Rooney has claimed that there is more spice to the derby now, compared to when he first came to Manchester United. City finished just two places above the relegation zone when Rooney joined United from Everton, but now that they are competing for the title, the rivalry has increased. In the first few years [...]

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LvG: I dream of derby day victory

Louis van Gaal has claimed that he is dreaming of winning the Manchester derby on Sunday, with our focus now fully on finishing as high up in the table as possible. I dream of it. That is not a problem, every player shall dream of victory. I have been thinking with my staff and my [...]

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Rooney: We are playing for pride on Sunday

Wayne Rooney has scored more goals in the Manchester derby than any other player. Now, as captain, he insists that his teammates are playing for pride when they meet City on Sunday, and he wants to give the fans something to celebrate. I think it’s a very important game for Manchester United and Manchester City… [...]

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Savage: City playing United at the wrong time

Robbie Savage has told the BBC that the Manchester derby has come about at the wrong time with City, contrary to Vincent Kompany’s claims after their recent defeat against Crystal Palace. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is wrong when he says Sunday is a good time for his side to be facing local rivals Manchester [...]

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Clattenburg to referee the derby – how’s he treated Manchester’s teams this year?

Mark Clattenburg will be the referee for the derby this weekend. What’s his record been like this season? Anything of note this season? Clattenburg was in charge for our 5-3 defeat against Leicester. While our players hit self-destruct, they were aided by the referee. With United 3-1 up, Clattenburg awarded a penalty for a Jamie [...]

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Smith was unconscious when Liverpool fans attacked his ambulance

When Manchester United played Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup in 2006, Alan Smith broke his leg in the final minute when blocking a shot from John Arne Riise. He was given oxygen on the pitch and stretchered off. As the ambulance left the ground, taking Smith to hospital, it was ambushed by a [...]

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Terry: Moscow miss still keeps me awake

John Terry has reflected on the night when he helped win the European Cup for Manchester United, after missing Chelsea’s fifth penalty in Moscow. After Cristiano Ronaldo’s miss, Terry’s inability to score took the penalty shoot out to sudden death, which we won after Edwin Van der Sar saved Nicolas Anelka’s spot-kick. I’ll definitely never [...]

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