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What Does The Evening News Survey Say About Manchester’s Support?

Whilst not at all scientific, given it was entirely dependent on who filled in the survey (I didn’t, did you?), it was interesting to note that almost 1,000 more reds took part in the Manchester Evening News poll.

The fact that only 30,000 City fans went to Eastlands for the League Cup semi-final against Liverpool earlier this season speaks volumes about how many fans they have. If Manchester was blue, surely they’d be able to sell out a game of such magnitude? It’s not as if semi-finals have been frequent occurrences for City over the past few decades.

Of all the Mancunian postcodes that are featured on the map (data for M4, M10, M11, M14, M15, M22, M23, M40, M90 and M99 isn’t shown), United support has the clear majority.

M1 – 56% red
M2 – 83% red
M3 – 73% red
M8 – 65% red
M9 – 55% red
M12 – 56% red
M13 – 45% red
M18 – 45% red
M19 – 42% red
M20 – 36% red
M21 – 46% red
M60 – 94% red

City fans were in the majority in every one of the Stockport postcodes and also in many areas of Tameside and Oldham. Blue strongholds include Hyde, Dukinfield, and Stockport town centre, where more than 70 per cent of those polled said they were City fans.

Over in Salford, central and south Manchester and parts of Trafford, the results were reversed. In Eccles, Worsley and central Salford, more than 70 per cent said they were Reds. The area around Old Trafford is also apparently a Red stronghold, with 71 per cent of those in the M16 postcodes supporting Manchester United.

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  1. Redhot Concepts says:

    Every morning when I wake up, I look around me and I thank God for the things He blesses me with. I cant imagine life without United or life anything but United.

    Quitely chanting UNITED, UNITED, UNITED in my head till kick off!!

  2. Redhot Concepts says:

    Thank you Sandeep for the stats bout Monday nite football…

    A lot better now :)

  3. Sandeep1878 says:

    Redhot concepts..

    all right pal..

    This day we fight..

    RED army will conquer the blue shit..

  4. Redbilly says:

    Come on united. D day has arrived!.

  5. Sandeep1878 says:


    Hope it comes true mate..

    I dont mind even if it was scored by De Gea ;)

  6. Sandeep1878 says:

    David De Gea, on the Manchester Derby: “Yes, the City attack has its stars but I wouldn’t swap Wayne for any of them. He is more than a Manchester United footballer — he is the key man in our squad.

    Well said David…

  7. Sandeep1878 says:


    morning pal,

    The D day, The P day, The May Day has arrived…

    We will keep the RED flag flying high..

  8. Shebangsthedrums says:

    Morning fellow Reds, the day is finally here. Hope we can get a win today because that will all but win us the league, but I think a draw is a more realistic result. Whatever happens, Man Utd will never die!
    On another topic, what are the FA thinking going for Roy Hodgson? I like the guy and the fact he’s Alex’s mate means I have no I’ll will towards him. But I always felt he wouldn’t handle the Liverpool job and the England job is even more pressure. I’d hate for the press to treat him like Graham Taylor.

  9. Redbilly says:

    According to the papers you Would think city had won it. I know the old fox has something up his sleeve. Come on reds.

  10. Redbilly says:

    Sandeep . What a day to look forward to. It’s electric. It’s one hell of a game.

  11. Sandeep1878 says:


    Indeed electric..

    I m gonna have lotsa fun tonight..

    Lotsa nerves will be there, but when United play, i dont care about other things..



    Unable to concentrate on work at office already..

    Giving some dumb excuses to avoid work :)

    at present, all my senses are thinking about the game..

    come one reds

  12. kiccha says:

    sandeep food poisoning is the best excuse one can give ;)
    my stomach is doing somersaullts already :lol:
    cant last till the match begins . . .
    tomorrow being a holiday should help , considering that I will resort to booze to banish my pre game jitters ;)

  13. CedarsDevil says:

    Morning you RED fucking beauties……….

    Bloody match day at last, less then 12 hours to kick off………

    Get stuck the fuck in you mighty REDS


  14. Sandeep1878 says:


    Ha ha ha..but i want to stay in office till 5 Pm mate, otherwise i will start drinking from now..


  15. Redbilly says:

    Keep it cool Sandeep mate

  16. kiccha says:

    sandeep , i know mate . . but the problem for me is that my manager sits next 2 me :(
    cant hide the nervousness, cant browse any articles , so have to get the hell out of here :lol:

  17. Utd4life says:

    Come on you might Reds!!!!!!! Win or lose, I will always believe in the lads. I know the media and the ABU’s are labeling us as chokers but I know the Gaffer is gonna set the record straight this time.

  18. CedarsDevil says:

    New thread you slimy smelly fuckers!!

  19. RedManWalking says:

    Fuck! The wait is KILLING me! I think I am going to puke a couple of times today! It’s so close and yet so far!

    Second you on that KingOfStretfordEnd. I wish I could go forward in time and see the result and come back too.

    Well said Jeet.

    Hello all you TRUE REDS :)

  20. RedManWalking says:

    “Don’t expect Alex Ferguson to be following Pep Guardiola out the managerial exit door if things don’t go his way at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow night. That’s not his style. He doesn’t allow himself to be affected by one result or missing out on one trophy because he always has his eye on the bigger picture.” – Roy Keane

  21. Redbilly says:

    Fine words Roy .

  22. WiganRed says:

    Must be ABU’s or scousers voting in Wigan, cos I can categorically say, that Wigan is 95% united, only ever seen the odd 1 city fan in wigan.


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