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There's likely to be a lot of things a commentator can get away with on a club-specific TV channel that they couldn't get away with on Sky or BT Sports.

With no public agenda to adhere to, the commentators can be as biased as they like and on Thursday night the commentator for MUTV, Stewart Gardner, took full advantage of that opportunity.

With United looking to book a place in the final of the Europa League, the fans were in full voice as they travelled to Vigo to take on Celta for the first time in their history.

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Earlier in the week, former Manchester City striker John Guidetti, who is now playing for Celta, attempted to ramp up the expectation by claiming that 'Manchester is blue' in the days before the game.

And clearly responding to the Swede's comments, Gardner took the opportunity to respond in the funniest way possible.

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A lot has been made with the atmosphere, or rather lack there of, at the Etihad Stadium in recent seasons, with many commenting on how quiet it can be and how they frequently don't manage to sell out on big European nights.

It's got so bad at times that even Pep Guardiola has mentioned it while venting his frustration, and Gardner made sure everyone watching the club's official station knew his feelings on it.

"Sky blue everywhere you see, it's like being at Manchester City apart from the fact there's no empty seats and a good atmosphere," he said.

Ouch, that's savage from Gardner, and his co-commentator Paddy Crerand absolutely loved it, too, letting out a huge laugh.

He certainly had a point, though. The Spanish side had no problems in creating a buzzing atmosphere for the majority of the game, showing just how much they're enjoying their own run to the latter stages of the competition.

The mood was given a huge lift at the start of the second half when Celta blasted out the theme tune to 80s TV show The A-Team as the players re-emerged for the second half.

But luckily for United, it was their fans in better voice come the final whistle after Marcus Rashford gave them a 1-0 win with a beautifully hit free kick.

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