Pre-season tours are a great occasion for everyone. For the teams, it’s an excellent way to warm up for the upcoming season, for managers it is a good chance to test young, promising players and experiment with formations, and for the fans it is an amazing opportunity to see the new signings in action.
But for Manchester City fans, the idea of watching their latest preseason match against arch rivals Manchester United on their US Tour has turned into a big nightmare after it was confirmed through an official tweet by City’s page that the game will legally only be available on MUTV for the UK viewers.
City vs United isn’t only a tough game of football for the teams, it also is a war of words for the two set of supporters, and this time the bragging rights are with the United camp, as they were seen mocking City fans left, right and centre on Twitter, thanks to the broadcasting issue with CityTV.
The City fans will hope that their team puts up a good performance to make up for the embarrassment caused in the build up.