Visit Britain are looking to find football’s biggest Super Fan, and you would struggle to find a more passionate set of supporters than those found in Manchester.
A city that has its foundations built upon sport, Manchester is home to one of the most historic rivalries in football: Manchester United against Manchester City.
Though they are the biggest clubs in the city, Manchester isn’t just limited to United and City. A host of semi-professional and amateur sides are found throughout the city, with FC United of Manchester and Salford City arguably the most recognisable.
Were you to visit the city, though, there would be a fairly even split of sky blue and red shirts – with each individual fan offering their own perspective and reasons for supporting their club.
So whilst you contemplate whether you have what it takes to be known as Visit Britain’s Super Fan, let’s delve deeper into the two biggest clubs in Manchester…
Manchester United are, undoubtedly, the most historic side in Manchester – with a huge fan base that spans across the globe.
They have struggled since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, who lead the club through their most successful period until 2013, the club look to be regaining their foothold under the managership of Jose Mourinho.
They are one of the most successful clubs in England, and that is reflected by their huge fanbase both within and outside the confines of Manchester.
Big names that you might recognise that play for the club are Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba.
They play their football at Old Trafford, a stadium which holds over 75,000 vocal football fans.
Much is often made of Manchester City’s lack of historic success, but like their London rivals Chelsea, the club are steeped in historic moments from yesteryear – though it cannot be denied that they have been far more successful in the 2000s.
Since the arrival of Sheikh Mansour, Man City have enjoyed a resurgence in the Premier League – having won their first Premier League title in 2012 after 44 years of waiting.
With superstars like Sergio Aguero and David Silva, and with Pep Guardiola at the helm, the Citizens – as they are affectionately known – are an emerging superpower in Europe.
They play their football at the Etihad Stadium, an impressive modern stadia that can seat over 55,000 passionate City fans.
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