Tension is slowly building in the Football Transfer Tavern ahead of tonight’s eagerly anticipated Manchester derby and a picture is cicrulating around the bar that is pleasing the Manchester United contingent.
Supporters of the soon-to-be Premier League champions have ensured that the vast majority of Manchester Town Hall shone bright with the red colours of their side last night rather than those emanating from the blue side of the city.
The stunt ‘No Likey, No Lightly’ in true Take Me Out fashion was a competition arranged by Virgin Media which took place through Twitter as thousands of fans had their say by tweeting special hashtags for their favourite team.
United emerged victorious with 84 per cent of the vote so the city centre landmark was mostly turned red as the Red Devils secured something of a morale boost ahead of tonight’s top-of-the-table fixture at Old Trafford.
A victory for United could see them move 18 points clear of arch-rivals City and the title will be returning to Sir Alex Ferguson’s side while City have revenge on the mind after their 3-2 home defeat earlier this season.