Good afternoon comrades, and welcome to Republik of Mancunia’s LIVE BLOG coverage of the Manchester derby. There was once a glorious period – the entire 1990’s – when United fully ruled the roost when it came to the derby spoils, 14 games played, 14 games without defeat…




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