Manchester United and Manchester City: Northern Pride
Today was a day where the north of England were conquerors. Manchester United won the league. Manchester City won the FA Cup. And, when you think about it, Birmingham City won the Carling Cup, which means that for the first time in 10 years, no London club has won a major trophy in England this season (the Community Shield doesn’t count).
Both Manchester City and Manchester United come from what has been a working-class city. And a proud history. To celebrate that history, here are two videos to watch that put both club’s wins today into perspective, for very different reasons.
The first is a documentary entitled “City,” from 1980-81, which shows what a state the club was in 30 years ago. And the second is a film titled “United,” which tells the true story of the Munich Air Disaster and focuses a lot of the attention on Manchester United coach Jimmy Murphy.
Enjoy the videos.
And here’s the Manchester United film from BBC2:
To learn more about the history of the rivalry between Manchester City an Manchester United, read this interview with Manchester expert Gary James.