Will the next edition of the Manchester Derby be as big as the one held in September? No, definitely not, but it’s pretty hard to duplicate the hype and significance of the first meeting. Both teams headed into the September 10th meeting at Old Trafford undefeated, leading to the match being broadcast in hundreds of countries worldwide.
Manchester United and Manchester City will meet again, this time at the Etihad, on April 27th, it was revealed today. The Thursday night fixture had to be rescheduled from its previous date due to the extreme fixture congestion Manchester United have had to deal with due to their progressing in so many different competitions.
While the Red Devils get 11 days off after Sunday, April will not see much relief of their workload. United will have nine matches in the fourth month of the year. City are currently tied with Tottenham Hotspur for the second most points in the league, but reside in third place due to goal differential.
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