Monday’s eagerly anticipated derby between Manchester City and Manchester United is set to attract a huge global audience, with fans preparing to cheer on the Reds from as far afield as Malaysia, Finland and the United States.
On Thursday, ManUtd.com asked supporters to email their derby plans and the response was magnificent. To give you an idea of the scale, here’s a sample of the best comments sent from various locations around the world.
Geoff Cotton, Tenerife
"I will be in United's home in the sun - the Plough bar in Puerto Colon. We have seen every game there since we moved to Tenerife eight years ago. There is a great atmosphere on match days when the place is packed with residents and tourists alike. Monday night will be very special!"
Phil Farquhar, San Diego
"I plan on watching the Manchester derby at the Shakespeare Pub on one of their big-screen TVs with my friends and other United fans. Kick-off for the game is at high noon, so there will be plenty of sick days being taken and kids missing school for this match. I’m predicting a 1-0 win."
"I’ll be getting up in the middle of the night in Hangzhou, with my hair a mess, turn on the computer and sit to watch the game. Come on Reds!"
Shantanu Ambekar, Mumbai
"I’m watching the match with my two friends at their house, although we will have to stay up late as kick-off in India will be around 12:30am on Tuesday morning. I predict a 2-1 win with Rooney and Chicharito scoring the goals. Hopefully this will come true and we can go on and win the title."