25 Pictures That Capture The Experience Of Derby Day In Manchester

The greatest derby on earth...

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The eyes of the world were focused on our city on Saturday as the first Manchester Derby of the season took place at Old Trafford.

For all the talk of José and Pep, global superstars, and world record transfer fees, it must be remembered that football is about the fans. 

They came in their thousands to catch a glimpse of their heroes in the flesh. 

The greatest derby on earth? We certainly think so...

1. There was a quiet sense of anticipation in the air

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2. Meeting arrangements were trashed out

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3.They came to see their heroes, young and old

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4. They came to worship

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5. Heroes old and new 

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6. Some had seen it all before 

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7. And some were new to it all 

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8. The surroundings were awe-inspiring 

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9. Tragic tales of the past didn't go unnoticed by the newest generation

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10. There were people to point fans in the right direction

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11. Some came bearing silverware

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12. The streets packed up fast

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13. Tactics and gameplans were discussed 

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14. As legends looked on 

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15. Some had work to do 

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16. And tough decisions needed to be made

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17. Post-match and defeat left a bitter taste

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18. It would be a long journey home 

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19. Order still had to be maintained

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20. A performance picked apart

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21. A burger makes everything better

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22. For some, there's plenty of time for happier days

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23. "There's always light at the end of the tunnel, son."

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24. Checking the match report? What time's the next train?

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25. A great day out for some, not so for others. Until next time. 

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Written By

James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.

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