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United and City make Manchester power play

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Featuring the rekindling of Pep Guardiola's rivalry with Jose Mourinho, an all-star supporting cast and a host of tantalising sub-plots, Saturday's Manchester derby could be the most feverishly anticipated ever.

The two clubs have competed on an even footing since around 2010, two years after Manchester City's acquisition by the Abu Dhabi United Group,but they have never hogged the limelight quite so selfishly.

Starting XI: Sam Adekugbe

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StartingXI 1.) Growing up in Manchester, you probably had a tough decision. United or City? "My dad was an arsenal fan and he took me to a match vs Manchester City. Arsenal lost and then on I became a fan of arsenal." 2.) How hungry are you to get a MLS contract and suit up ... Continue reading »

Manchester United

Tevez: I signed for City because United didn’t want me

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In two seasons at Manchester United, Carlos Tevez won two league titles, the Champions League, the League Cup and the Club World Cup.

He then left for City, after United opted not to make his loan move permanent, spending four years there, winning one league title and one FA Cup. In his penultimate season he refused to play for City in September, then returned to Argentina for six months to play golf.

Could Rashford displace Rooney?

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When Marcus Rashford slid the ball past Joe Hart in the derby it was the composed finished of a seasoned striker, not a teenager with less than a dozen senior appearances under his belt.

It's safe to say Rashford has exploded onto the Premiership scene, with goals against bitter rivals City and Arsenal he could not have had a better start to his United career.

STATS: Shirt sales in Manchester – red or blue?

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Sports Direct have published a feature showing the various regions where Premier League shirts are sold.

They've concentrated on eight clubs, including United and City, and have had made some fairly surprising discoveries, and some not so surprising.

Manchester United have had larger attendances than City every single season since the war, regardless of which club was enjoying the most success, and even when we had to play at Maine Road when Old Trafford was bombed.

United Or City? Father Auctions Off His Baby Son’s Club Allegiance To Highest Bidder On Ebay

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By Chris Wright

A father from Manchester has posted a rather unusual listing on Ebaywith which he plans toauction off his baby son's football club allegiance in the name of charity.

The listing, which doesn't go live until Thursday evening, will see the winning bidder allowed to choose which Manchester club,United or City, that seven-month-oldEddie Charters grows up supporting.

Snapshot: Manchester Billboard Wars Reignite As Massive ‘Welcome To Vanchester’ Sign Goes Up In Piccadilly…

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By Chris Wright

Not this rubbish again. It would seem that the old Manchester billboard wars that erupted around the time of Carlos Tevez's defection from United to City have been reignited after this "Welcome To Vanchester" hoarding went up in Piccadilly at some point last night.

Chelsea have the psychological advantage over United and City already!

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Chelsea are a couple of days into Pre Season, a week behind most of the Premier League clubs around the country and although things have only just started, I am wondering if Chelsea have somewhat of a psychological advantage over our rivals already?

Let's face it, Manchester United fans AND Manchester City fans have to be honest right now and admit they are unsure, uncertain of how well their new managers will perform in their new roles after the success of Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini.

United, City & Liverpool Set To Battle Over Di Maria

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Premier League trio Manchester United, City and Liverpool are all set to make a move for Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria according to reports.
Madrid, who is currently without a manager, is unlikely to agree whether to accept or reject the bid until they appoint a new manager following the departure of Jose Mourinho.

Winning mentality: The difference between United and City

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It was interesting to see Roberto Mancini claim that United's 15 point lead was down to being "lucky".

"Until now, United have been really lucky with ­everything, they have won a lot of games in the last minute – like against us when they really didn't deserve to win," Mancini told reporters.

United And City Begin 2013 With Wins

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Manchester United ended a very successful holiday season, thrashing Wigan Athletic 4-0. The win allowed United to maintain their seven-point lead over champions Manchester City, after City beat Stoke 3-0.

Robin Van Persie began 2013 much like he ended 2012, with a pair of goals, taking his league-high tally to 16 goals.

The once-proposed Manchester merger of United and City

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If the merger between Manchester United and Manchester City had been approved, Carlos Tevez (front left) would have had a difficult time completing the first cross-town transfer in a decade. Michael Regan / Getty Images.

The international break has not left the Manchester evening news with a void of stories about United and City.

American in Manchester

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Writer Mike Manson remembers his initial English football experience in the cauldron of a 1986 Manchester derby.

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GNev: United will win the title again before City

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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 state of both clubs as they prepare to meet at Old Trafford.

Fergie Puts Mancini In His Place

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Last week Roberto Mancini comically claimed that United had been lucky this season, as they had won games they didn't deserve to, whilst City had dropped points in games they deserved to win.

On RoM we addressed this comment, pointing out the difference between United and City wasn't anything to do with luck, but our winning mentality.

Evra: We’ll Always Be Superior To City

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Ahead of the international friendly fixtures, Patrice Evra has been asked about the rivalry between United and City.

Evra claims that City winning the title last season doesn't change the fact that United are superior to them.

"I don't know if we could talk about rivalry between both Manchester clubs, because we have always been superior to Manchester City," said Evra.

Chelsea

CHELSEA FANS - I NEED YOUR OPINIONS!

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The Christmas period in the Premier League is one of the busiest times of the season and a time where the League Table begins to take shape as an indication for the remainder of the season.

Traditionally, Chelsea used to have a nightmare around this time and we need to buck the trend and put a decent run of results together with 12 points available to us within the space of 11 days.

What's wrong with Chelsea?

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I just wanted to publish this post to hand this over to YOU the Chelsea fan waking up after another two points dropped, making it seven out of nine and seeing Chelsea slip to third in the Premier League behind United and City.

What do you think is wrong or has been wrong with Chelsea over the last three games?

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Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho Targets Both Manchester Clubs in Mind Games

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For the last three years, there has been a Manchester monopoly at the top of the Premier league, with either United or City taking the title. In the last two seasons, they have finished one and two, with few surprised that they left the rest trailing behind.

However, the idea that the Premiership race is little more than a private contest to see whether it is red or blue ticker tape filling the air in Albert Square in May is about to face a stern challenge.

Half and half scarves and a wasted chance.

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If you were daft enough to think that the importance of tonight's encounter was diluted by the 15-point gap that separated United and City before kick-off, feel free to take the night off and skip the netxt 600 or so words. Despite all the talk of this being just "another game", as United and City [.

United or City? Gambling on the Premier League winner

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Gambling and football are perhaps the two biggest and most popular forms of entertainment these days, and this has led to the two of them being linked in a number of different ways for example the football based games offered by many of the top online casinos.

The best and most fun examples of these, like the slot game Soccer Safari, offer a quirky mix of football and offbeat humour in this case animal footballers playing in a World Cup style tournament in the African jungle.

Ahead Of Our Game Against City

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Both United and City saw their team lose earlier this week in Europe, but whilst we had confirmed our place at the top of the group after four games, the blues confirmed themselves as the worst performing English team in the history of Champions League football. There's no denying they were in a ridiculously tough group but there's no real excuse or explanation for their drab performances in Europe.