Since the Premier League began in 1992, Manchester United boast as having the best Boxing Day record of any team in the competition.
United finished a relatively respectable 12th, whereas the Citizens fared much worse, ending up 67th, with several other clubs around them also having had recent large investments.
On a day where Manchester City was congratulated by the chancellor on its community credentials and Chelsea became the first Premiership football team to obtain full Living Wage status, the spotlight has now fallen on Manchester United to follow suit, fans have said.
Six years and £1billion later… the story behind Manchester City’s golden era under Sheikh Mansour ownership
Six years on, after having not won a major trophy since 1970, there now stand four gleaming trophies in City’s cabinet, signalling that their brightest era has just begun
‘Let Van Persie ROT on bench rather than sell him to Manchester United’, says Arsenal fan Piers Morgan
Dutch dynamo Robin van Persie was sold for £24million from the north London club to their great rivals United in 2012 and Van Persie promptly racked up 30 goals to propel the Old Trafford outfit to a record 20th league title.
With relative fortunes said to be at the disposal of the new United manager next season, a plethora of new faces are expected to arrive at Old Trafford this summer
United knocked out of Champions League by holders Bayern and face a spell without top European competition
Busby Babes to Class of ’92: MM’s top five… Manchester United’s best second-leg European away performances
United in Germany for this evening’s Champions League crunch match against holders Bayern Munich with the tie even at 1-1
Comment: Manchester United must sacrifice Rooney or Van Persie to play record signing Mata where it counts
Spaniard Mata was in full flow against Newcastle at the weekend as United prepare to take on the mighty Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week
Will it go down to the wire again? Top five Manchester United v Bayern Munich Champions League clashes
The biggest sides in England and Germany first met in 1998 and since then their clashes have been hard-fought and action-packed
Six years ago United tore strips off Villa though the modern day Old Trafford is no fortress of old