For the past few years, the Manchester Derby has been like just like any other match in the Premier League. The addition of Pep and Mourinho has brought a managerial rivalry unmatched in world football and has brought new intrigue to the Manchester Derby.
Before the new age of oil money and the actual investment into Man $hitty as a football club, this game was shit as there was very little quality on the Blue side of Manchester with the likes of Joey Barton, Stephen Ireland, and Sylvian Distin leading the side.
After money was pumped into Man City like a Valley girl with botox, the rivalry got interesting, with Roberto Mancini taking the helm at the Empithad, which led to great success against the Red Devils.
Quality affairs filled with great goals and an absolute worldie from Wayne Rooney, where we experienced the best period of Manchester derbies in the Premier League.
The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson led to the demise and a period of defeat, depression, and David Moyes. In his short stint in charge, the former Everton manager successfully managed to ruin the good faith of Fergie and send United into a darker age.
The appointment of player-coach and part-time shagger, Ryan Giggs, led to the van Gaal stint, which was nothing more than unintelligible press conferences and a one-way ticket to the Europa League.
With a billion dollars spent on transfers, Mourinho at the helm at United and Pep at Man City, the passion and fire is set to make the Manchester Derby the most anticipated rivalry of the year.
The Manchester derby could be the most expensive game of football ever played.
£600m+ ?? pic.twitter.com/NtbqcTAKqP
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 8, 2016
Sorry, El Clásico.
Barring the suspension of Sergio Kun Aguero, both sides will put their best sides forward with each vying for three points and early season momentum and bragging rights.
Mourinho and Pep reunited on the touchline once again in Manchester, it’s destined to be a better love story than Twilight.
Tempers will flare, cards will be seen, Yaya Touré will ride the bench, and United will come out 3-2 winners.
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