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Preperations underway for Sunday’s Manchester Derby at Old Trafford

 

Games do not get bigger than a derby, more so the Manchester United v Manchester City derby, and police are giving credit to all the fans for the good nature between rival fans in previous games.

Sunday’s game could be a little different for fans as snow is expected, so keep tuned into weather forecasts from Manchester Weather HERE

Chief Inspector Dean Howard, match commander for the Manchester derby, said: “As we prepare for the Manchester derby on Sunday 10 December, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all those supporters who will be heading to the game for what will hopefully be an extremely entertaining and enjoyable derby experience.

“Greater Manchester Police have been working closely with both clubs and supporters groups to ensure that everyone can enjoy the match in a safe environment.

“This fixture has taken place with very few incidents over recent seasons, which is a testament to supporters of both clubs and the expectation is that this will continue into the game on Sunday.

“The match at Old Trafford kicks off at 4.30pm and with the Christmas Markets and the Trafford Centre both open throughout the day, Manchester city centre and the Old Trafford area are expected to be extremely busy so I would advise supporters to allow themselves plenty of time to arrive at the stadium and get through the security checks, in time for the start of the game.

“There will be police officers in and around Old Trafford stadium, and also Manchester city centre throughout the day so if you have any concerns before, during, or after the match, please feel free to approach nearby officers who will be more than happy to assist you. Alternatively you can call 101 or in an emergency, always call 999.”

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