Man City and Man Utd fans have reacted angrily to half-and-half shirt before derby


Wednesday night's Manchester derby promises to be one of the biggest in recent years.

Unlike the 2011-12 season, both sides won't be contesting the Premier League title race but the outcome of the game at Old Trafford will still have a massive bearing on the competition.

City are currently embroiled in a two-horse race with Liverpool and some Manchester United fans are genuinely torn between hoping for victory or their city rivals remaining at the top.

It seems a bizarre dilemma, but the feeling amongst supporters is that they'd much rather that City retained the Premier League than seeing Liverpool win the trophy for the first time.

Nevertheless, the Red Devils are currently wading through a bout of difficult form and victory over Pep Guardiola's men would be the perfect solution for their current plight.

Upcoming Manchester derby

With six defeats in their last eight games, it certainly won't be easy but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking for a big reaction after the 4-0 Everton defeat.

So, all that considered, there is plenty for fans to be thinking about and they'll be cheering on their respective sides at Old Trafford very soon.

However, amidst all their support from the stands, you can bet a lot of money that fans will - given the nature of the rivalry - be avoiding souvenirs like half-and-half scarves.

Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League

Half-and-half jerseys?

It's a real point of contention for some fans and evidence of the often-maligned status of 'modern football.'

Drawing on this feeling, the team at 'The Sportsman' decided to go one step further - creating a United and City half-and-half jersey to show to fans.

Unsurprisingly, the shirt looked incredibly bizarre and as fans were questioned about it, there was no shortage of angry reactions. 

The jersey was met with a bombardment of swear words and most fans said they'd need hundreds or thousands of pounds to even put it on. Check out the full video down below:

Some of the reactions are absolute gold.

Such is the passion amongst football fans in Manchester, that many wouldn't be seen dead in the colours of their city rivals and that's certainly reflected within the video.

Even some of the supporters that didn't stop for questions gave the shirt a distant death stare, while we don't envy the man who bravely wore it with the Liam Gallagher mask.

However, hate of the shirt wasn't completely universal with two supporters - perhaps hopeful of actually receiving the cash - saying they'd wear it for £100. 

Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League

There certainly won't be anybody sporting it at Old Trafford tonight, though, and fans will be completely focused on the massive game ahead.

Shirt squabbles will pale in comparison when the Premier League title and top four races are being contested. 

Who do you think will win the derby - City or United? Have your say in the comments section below.

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