As European football gets bigger, the clubs get bigger, the crazier everything gets. And today, it is something that everyone watches or follows in some shape or form. The love for football has reached new heights, as takeovers and development of football have reached a different level. But there are some things that never change when it comes to football. Hell, they never change when it comes to any sport. One of those things is rivalries.
Throughout its history, football has seen many rivalries. Some of the most famous rivalries are Real Madrid vs Barcelona of Spain, Rangers v Celtic of Scotland, Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich of Germany, and when it comes to English football, there are some rivalries that have been etched into the annals of football history.
London derbies are infamous for some of the most iconic matches in recent football history, with the top clubs in London, such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, West Ham, and more fighting to ‘rule over’ London, while the North West Derby has developed throughout history to be the most famous, between Manchester United and Liverpool
But when it comes to the biggest rivalries in England, there is one rivalry that comes to mind, that has seen some truly crazy moments in the last decade of English football. The Machester derby between Manchester United and Manchester City.
Though the derby stretches back into history, even before the First World War, when Man Utd was known as Newton Heath, and Man City was known as St. Mark’s of West Gorton.
Both clubs have seen their heyday, with United seeing continued success through periods of the 20th century, with Manchester City seeing success in the 1930s and 1960s. Though, as Manchester City saw a decline and relegations in the mid-to-late 90s, the rivalry died out. But it was sparked again with the 2008 takeover of Manchester City, that revitalized the club. Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United always dubbed Manchester City as the ‘noisy neighbours’ due to Man City’s unsuccessful stature in the late 1900s/early 2000s, but in the 2011-12 season, when Manchester City beat Man Utd 6-1 at their home ground at Old Trafford, the world of English football felt a shift of power, that was completed when Sergio Aguero scored the iconic ‘93:20’ goal vs Queen’s Park Rangers to snatch the PL title out of Man Utd’s hands to give to Man City after 44 years in the last match of the season. Truly signaling that Manchester United’s time was over, and Man City were not the underdogs anymore, and that they were here to take over.
In the years since that ‘93:20’ goal, Manchester United has seen a decline in trophies and instability in management, while Manchester City continues to dominate England under Pep Guardiola, one of the best managers of all time.
The revitalisation of the derby has led to some scintillating matches that have drawn viewership from all around the globe. Today, the Manchester Derby is a match that everyone awaits, with the dominating City vs the still threatening United putting up heavyweight fights.
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