A total of 7 domestic trophies have assisted Manchester City to become a dominant force in the world of football, allowing them to emerge from the shadow of Manchester United in the process and the two teams couldn’t be further apart in terms of their fortunes.
Manchester United vs Manchester City
While Manchester United are trying to recover from three losses in the first 7 Premier League games, Manchester City continues to be undefeated and are currently at the top of the Premier League standings. Jose Mourinho is still fighting to prove his worth as he attempts to keep his job at Old Trafford, while Pep Guardiola is considered one of the best coaches in the world. While Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba continue to make headlines when they have a fall out with their manager, Manchester City is enjoying immense success with their documentary on Amazon Prime that shares the workings of the life led under Pep Guardiola.
Manchester United is still regarded as the biggest football club in Manchester when it comes to history and support, but their incredible neighbours have managed to turn up the heat since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Ten years after the £210 million takeovers from Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan which completely transformed the football club, Manchester City are in control of English football. With three League Cup victories, one FA Cup, and three Premier League titles, the squad is planning to dominate the world of football even further. Are they able to match United’s dominance in the sport going forward?
All or Nothing: Manchester City
Massive strides have occurred off the pitch and the All or Nothing: Manchester City documentary on Amazon Prime is probably the most impressive marketing tool globally that any football club has ever produced. The world-class program provides valuable insight into the team that no fan has ever seen before, assisting fans in creating a better understanding of their beloved managers and players by showcasing their personal lives and providing an ear to their fears and hopes within the game of football.
According to several reports, the Amazon Prime show can be watched in over 200 different countries and has been viewed over ten million times since it was initially released. Critics have claimed that it treads a fine line between public relations and journalism as there are very little negative aspects of the football club portrayed in the show. However, there is absolutely no doubt that fans who watch the show cannot help but appreciate the immense success during the 2017/18 campaign.
Manchester City is undoubtedly on the rise in the world of football. Since 2010, City’s global fanbase expanded to 38 million which is four times bigger from 8 years ago. Manchester City obviously still has a long road ahead of them before they catch Manchester United who impresses with a global fan base of over 650 million. However, they are certainly closing the gap.