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Man City before the historic week - unrest in Man United - dpa

Man City before the historic week – unrest in Man United – dpa

MAnchester (dpa) – Just seven kilometers between Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United. Football clubs are neighbors in the Premier League table too. However, not only are there 13 points, but there are worlds between the contenders.

Man City is in a high mood, is close to their seventh championship title and may reach the Champions League final for the first time. United have one match in the Europa League final and are likely to be the runners-up, but the atmosphere is toxic. This had an impact on City’s championship.

“We can put the champagne in the fridge. It hasn’t opened yet, but think about it,” Man City coach Pep Guardiola said on Saturday after the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Even Man City might have a toast on Sunday. Had United lost the local rivals to Liverpool, City would not have been sported by the club. But it didn’t get to that.

The match at Old Trafford was canceled after angry Manchester United fans stormed the stadium a few hours before kick-off and stormed the lawn – a protest against United’s owners spiraling out of control. The partisans shouted loudly, “The Glazers are out.” The abandoned plans for the European Super League, of which Man United were one of the initiators, were the latest reason. The fan frustration of the Glazer family runs deeper and is shared by club icons such as former pro Gary Neville.