The Manchester derby will be the most expensive and possibly most watched game in history.
The Manchester United and Manchester City derby will be the most expensive and possibly most watched game in Premier League history.
Manchester City have the chance to extend their lead to 11 points on second-placed United but Jose Mourinho’s men could be up to the task of stopping City. United will have the home support at Old Trafford which will be a big help.
City will also have the chance to equal the record for winning 14 consecutive games in a row if they beat United.
It’s expected that one billion people will have access to the game in their homes. Yep, you read that right. One billion. That’s about one seventh of the world’s population.
189 countries will have access to the match on their televisions, smartphones and laptops. The current record of four million live viewers who watched the derby back in 2012 when City later won the title could indeed be broken today.
Additionally, the combined value of both teams is an astounding £650 million which is a world record.
City are on an amazing run having scored 62 goals in 23 matches. While United have a perfect chance to pounce on Manchester City’s possibly fraught confidence after losing to Shakhtar Donetsk.
However, the match could be postponed due to a recent forecast of heavy snow and freezing temperatures.