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Man United ‘disappointed’ with derby allocation

Manchester United has been largely ignored by its cross-town rivals Manchester City after requesting an increased allocation for the upcoming derby game at Etihad Stadium.

City initially offered 2,792 for the travelling team, though the high demand of a derby game meant United had been hopeful for at least 3,000, which is the usual away allocation at the Etihad.

Sky Sports reported that the reason behind the lower allocation was due to concerns over crowd trouble and policing.

Last season, fans clashed during the Manchester derby, with road signs being thrown and planks of wood used as weapons.

United have since been given an extra 70 tickets for the game, which is scheduled for November 11, totalling 2,862.

According to the Daily Mail, United officials are disappointed with the incremental allocation increase.

A source close to the issue said: “The extra 70 is seen as a bit of a mickey-take, and it hasn’t gone down well. United aren’t happy with it, but they don’t want to get involved in a slanging match.”

City could go into the derby with an unbeaten Premier League record for the 2018-19 season, if they beat Southampton this weekend.

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