Before Manchester City hit the jackpot it was always the red half of Manchester that reigned supreme in the city.
But things have changed over the last half-a-decade or so. City have a bottomless pit of money and have gone from yo-yo club to Premier League champions, hungry for world domination.
All that has happened while United have suffered a set back in their domestic dominance and occasional triumph in the Champions League, although the signs of a return back to the top are beginning to surface, slowly but surely.
For about 18-months it was beginning to look as if the two rivals had switched places. City fans were living the dream, United the nightmare. But that doesn’t appear to have affected shirt sales in Manchester.
A recent survey by sportsdirect.com on their best selling Premier League shirts has revealed Manchester United blow City out of the water when it comes to flogging shirts in the city.
As you can see below, United sell a huge 94.57% of shirts in Manchester, which you’d think dispel the the rumours that they have more fans in London. Well, kind of. Because a massive 44.71% of Man United shirt sales come from the capital.
So, there’s the proof. Manchester is still red.