History is stacked against Jonny Evans should he become the 35th footballer to represent both Manchester United and Manchester City. It takes a special talent to bestride the great football divide in the city, and be viewed as a top player by both Blue and Red. And even then, it is doubtful whether you will ever earn undying adoration from both sides, as any move is bound to besmirch your reputation among at least one set of fans.
Manchester United hope to continue their fine start to the new Premier League season as they travel to Swansea City on Saturday. The Red Devils were flying in their opening game of the season, defeating West Ham United 4-0 at Old Trafford. Romelu Lukaku grabbed a brace on his league debut for the club, as United flowed forward with grace and purpose. The Swans played out a goalless draw against Southampton in their first match, and it could be a difficult season for the south Wales side.
Signing ANY former Manchester United player is, almost literally, like a red rag to a bull for Manchester City fans. There are die-hard Blues out there who would not countenance a free transfer for Cristiano Ronaldo due to him being tainted by his Old Trafford pedigree. So when Pep Guardiola lined up a move for West Brom skipper Jonny Evans, who was moved on from United in 2015 in an £8million deal, the incredulous reaction was predictable.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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