Man City vs. Man United: What the Fans Are Saying on Twitter

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Man City vs. Man United: What the Fans Are Saying on Twitter
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In recent seasons, the Manchester Derby has become one of the most anticipated matches in world football. A fixture that once mattered little outside Manchester, is now, thanks to City’s rise, more than just a game to determine local bragging rights—it’s a six-pointer at the top of the table.

This year’s match arrives very early in the season, so won’t be vital in terms of league position, but the winner will get a huge psychological boost. Beating your rivals is always important.

Both teams won in Europe on Tuesday and go into the game confident and well rested—it all looks set to be a great game. Here are some of the thoughts of fans and ex-players on Twitter ahead of the match.

For City, former midfielders Paul Lake, Dietmar Hamman and Kevin Horlock are all looking forward to it:

Ric Turner from the Blue Moon website and podcast was sceptical about the motives behind some of Rooney's pregame comments:

After a trip to Ibiza, The Paris Angel said that, for once, he felt no nerves prior to a derby match:

While Anis Bazza thinks he knows Pellegrini's line-up:

From a United perspective, Duncan Drasdo, CEO of the Manchester United Supporters Trust, claimed it was now the biggest rivalry in football:

Rio Ferdinand seems excited:

And finally, ex-United and England full-back Gary Neville tweeted Morrissey’s "Everyday is Like Sunday" to get everyone in the mood for the big match:

Rob Pollard is Bleacher Report's lead Manchester City correspondent and will be following the club from a Manchester base throughout the 2013-14 season. Follow him on Twitter here @TypicalCity.

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