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21/10/2011 12:34,

Police issue derby warning

Police have urged football fans to be on their best behaviour this weekend as Manchester United and Manchester City meet at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Chief Superintendent Mark Roberts from Greater Manchester Police’s Trafford Division said: "The derby always creates a good atmosphere and many thousands of fans will be out to enjoy what is a great occasion in the football calendar.

“The rivalry between the clubs really adds something extra to this fixture and should be embraced, but we must also ensure this is not used as an excuse by some fans to carry out football-related violence and disorder.

“Both clubs have been working closely with police and the CPS in the lead up to the game, to ensure the event is a safe and enjoyable one for all that attend.

“We’ve seen great shows of unity recently between both clubs - such as the laying of the wreath by Manchester City officials in commemoration of the Munich Air Disaster - and I would urge supporters of both sides to follow suit and enjoy this fixture in the true spirit of the game.

"We want fans to enjoy themselves, but at the same time, we want to make it clear to the minority of

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“We’ve seen great shows of unity recently between both clubs - such as the laying of the wreath by Manchester City officials in commemoration of the Munich Air Disaster - and I would urge supporters of both sides to follow suit and enjoy this fixture in the true spirit of the game."

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