Watch the Manchester Derby at the Toffee Club in Portland, Oregon
Man City take on Man U at Old Trafford on Wednesday in the 177th Manchester Derby.
United will be hoping to overcome their current slump in form and pull a victory over Man City, while City will be fighting to take back their position at the top of the table. They say all form goes out the window in derby matches, let’s see if that’s true this week for these historic rivals.
In advance of the game, we speak to Toffee Club kitchen manager and Manchester City fan, David Carbo, about his history with the club.
How and when did you become a fan?
I became a Manchester City fan from playing FIFA 98: The Road to the World Cup with my little brother after school every day. He would always pick Manchester United and I would pick Manchester City. I was better so I had to pick a weaker team, but I could still beat him!
What's your favourite memory as a Man City fan?
My favorite memory is when Mario Balotelli set Sergio Aguero up with his his last minute goal in 2012 against QPR to win the Premier League.
Are you nervous about Wednesday?
Yes ,very nervous but also excited. Every Derby against a team with as much history as United is like a championship game. Beating them used to be the only highlight of a City season. But now so much rests upon this game. A loss will most assuredly give Liverpool their first ever Premier League title.
Can you give me a score prediction for the match?
I predict City 4 United 2
Who do you think is the most important player for the team?
Raheem Sterling is a key player on the wing splitting defenders and getting on the end of passes. He is having a great year for club and country and to step up in the Derby and slot some goals home would be a great thing to see, and a cherry on top of his season.
City have won the Community Shield the Carabao Cup and are in the final of the FA Cup, but every game against United is just as important as any of those... The Noisy Neighbors will be heard on Wednesday!
Good luck to all of the Manchester fans, we hope you can join us. Wednesday is sure to be an exciting game no matter which side you support.
Wednesday 24th April OPEN AT 11.30 AM
12 PM Manchester United vs Manchester City – Pub screens