It’s the big one! Manchester City take on Manchester United on Saturday, with people from all across Manchester (and London) converging towards Old Trafford for one of the biggest games in world football.
There will be coaches travelling from all corners of the country, at Jose’s request of course, as they take up their rightful home in front of the home team’s goal. It’ll be intense, glorious and explosive, and that’s without Sergio Aguero!
Bring it on. It’s all about Pep vs Jose, make no qualms about it. Despite the great starts both sides have made, this has become very much about the two managers in the hot seat. There are no other managers in the world that demand the attention of the world’s media in the way that these two do. They’re global stars, undoubtedly, and with them both now in the same City, there's an added spice to what was already a fiercely contested rivalry.
It’s intensified by the start both teams have made too - Pep’s been brilliant, mesmerising the City faithful with his trademark style of football. Jose, too, has been excellent. It’s hard to say that from a City fan’s perspective, but there’s no point denying it. He’s seemingly galvanised a club that was wondering around with no real direction.
The vast money spent of course helps, but that’s football. Either way, it should be a fascinating insight into what will be a hugely memorable season of football. We're feeling confident, even if we don't have Aguero.
Where there’s a Kelechi Iheanacho, there’s a way. Come on City!