MANCHESTER City fans are planning to bring
carnage to Saturday’s red hot derby day fixture
against rivals United.
The match is being billed as the biggest game of
the season so far with the bitter rivalry between
Pep Guardiola and Old Trafford boss Jose
Mourinho the main focus.
But thugs from the blue half of Manchester have
fired out a chilling warning to United supporters
that they are out for revenge.
One City supporter said his band of thugs would
“hit” United supporters “hard and fast”, before
adding “they know if we’ve been in town”.
Two years ago a firm of United hooligans went on
the rampage in the streets around City’s Etihad
BRAWL: Manchester United and Manchester City
fans fight two years ago near the Ethiad
To avoid a repeat kick-off has been moved to
12.30pm on the advice of cops.
And police haven’t ruled out keeping away
supporters behind after the match if trouble flares
In posts seen by Daily Star Online, a series of
messages on fan forum Red Cafe talk up the threat
of violence, with warnings to fans to stay out of the
Waldorf pub new Piccadilly train station in
Manchester’s city centre.
REVENGE: A Manchester United firm attacked City
fans outside the Etihad (pictured)
United fans have taken to online forums to warn
supporters to be alert in the city centre if they are
wearing colours and advising them not to blunder
into staunch Blues boozers.
Last night a senior City hardman revealed: “We are
ready for them this time and on the look out.
“We owe them and we’ll do them both on and off
PASSION: The Manchester derby is one of the
fiercest in world football
“They walked into our backyard two years ago and
got lucky but this time we’ll return the favour on
“But we won’t be in the city centre looking for
trouble – too many police, bouncers and CCTV.
“All the away day fans from London with their
shirts from the club shop can trot back to the
station no bother.
He also added: “We don’t want to scare the
football tourists and their kids – we aren’t like the
Russians at the Euros.