Updated: Tuesday, 7th July 2020 @ 11:04pm

'Blue Moon Way': Manchester City legends Mike Summerbee and Tony Book unveil plans to paint road blue

'Blue Moon Way': Manchester City legends Mike Summerbee and Tony Book unveil plans to paint road blue

By Dean Wilkins

Forget roads paved with gold, Manchester City are painting the path to old home Maine Road blue and also renamed the street 'Blue Moon Way'.

Manchester City Council announced plans to rename the road and tarmac the area blue to pay in honour of the club’s home for 80 years.

And City legends Mike Summerbee and Tony Book were on hand to fit the new sign in front of the Maine Place housing development – which will transform nearby houses.

Summerbee, now an ambassador for the club, said: "Maine Road remains a tremendously special part of the city to all Manchester City fans.

“You can feel the emotion whenever you drive to that part of the city and I think this is a wonderful idea to help recognise the site of the old stadium.

“I’m sure it will help supporters to relive their memories of the amazing times we had at Maine Road."



Children from nearby primary school Divine Mercy were lucky enough to rename the area Blue Moon Way – in honour of City fans anthem – and Councillor Jim Battle claimed the tribute is a moving reflection on their grandparents’ memories of the club.

"This tribute is a great way of linking the rich heritage of Moss Side with its future development," said Councillor Battle, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council.

"It's poignant that primary school children have been involved in honouring an era which their parents and grandparents will remember with such affection."

Maine Place will be turned into more than 300 energy-efficient homes, as part of the council’s regeneration plans for Moss Side, and will be named after City heroes Malcolm Allison, Shaun Goater and Uwe Rosler.

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