Parity, global interest key characteristics of modern Manchester derbies

Alison Bender previews the Manchester derby as Manchester United prepare to host Manchester City at Old Trafford.

The Manchester derby of 2012 was probably the most important since 1968. Like now, United needed to avoid defeat. In both those years both clubs were going for the league title and on both occasions City won and became champions. But however big those matches were, no derby attracted as much global media interest as the first derby of last season with Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola newly installed.

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12 Published By - ESPNsoccernet - 2017.12.07. 21:55
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