Former Manchester United Player Throws Party To Celebrate 35 Years Of Man City Without A Trophy

Former Old Trafford defender is clearly still a fan of the Red Devils.

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A former United star is planning a city centre bash – to celebrate the anniversary of City’s 35th year without a trophy.

David May, who won a European Cup with the Reds, has organised a party marking the Blues’ recent lack of success on the night before the next Manchester derby.

Fans will be charged £20 for the United Nights event on February 11, which is being billed on a fans forum as City 35th Anniversary Party.

Fellow ex-Reds Frank Stapleton, Arthur Albiston and Clayton Blackmore, are also expected to attend the bash at the Walkabout Bar on Quay Street.

The M.E.N. understands the Stretford End ‘ticker’ banner, which celebrates City’s barren spell, will be ‘turned’ from 34 to 35 during the party.

Advertising the event on his blog, May, 40, wrote: “The next United Night has landed perfectly, it is before the biggest game of the season, A TITLE DECIDER WITH CITY AT OLD TRAFFORD IN FEB. Hundreds of Reds getting together for a night they will never forget.


After the M.E.N. contacted May, the final sentence and a picture of the ‘ticker’ banner were taken down. He said the event was part of the traditional ‘banter’ between fans and was not meant to offend.

SOURCE: Manchester Evening News

“European Cup winner” David May didn’t actually play a single minute in the run to the 1998-99 UEFA Champions League title, but as can be seen in the picture above, celebrated as if he had scored both the injury time goals in the final.

That earned him somewhat of a cult following amongst Red Devils fans, though since retirement he has moved away from football.

In fact, he runs a business importing wine.

Even so, that hasn’t stopped him supporting Manchester United, and winding up their rivals Manchester City – though he reportedly grew up as a City supporter!

So, Manchester United and City fans: is this 35th anniversary hilarious football banter – or just a bit childish?

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