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Manchester Derby: United v City

Created with Sketch. Manchester, United Kingdom


3 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 15 people




A visit to United-City with Homefans shows you a side of Manchester that Sky Sports doesn’t want you to see.

By night, this city is famous for it’s pounding nightlife and a vibrant music scene. By day, conversations revolve around the city’s two football giants.

In the red corner, you have Man United – a global power and England’s most successful club.

In the blue corner, you have Man City – who have emerged from United’s shadow to join football’s elite.

United always had the upper hand. But over the last decade, the balance of power has edged closer and closer to the blue side of the city. 

City’s fanbase now stretches far beyond Manchester. But their fans still see this derby as a fight between a local club and a global business. 

This ignores the fact that United also command huge local support – which results in tense derby days that have been going strong for over a century.

Your weekend in Manchester will be led by hardcore United fan Matthew Battle.

Matthew has followed the Reds all over the world but loves showing his backyard to visiting fans. You’ll visit two of Matthew’s favourite pubs before heading to the stadium. Real local boozers where proper music, United memorabilia, and a pumping atmosphere are guaranteed. 

So you can experience derby day like a local – and see a completely different side to this football-mad city.

Book with confidence for 2021/22

The next matches are scheduled as below – due to very limited tickets these are closed to online sales – please contact us for up to date availability. 

Sunday 6 November.  United. v City.  (First day of the tour will be Saturday 5 November).

Sunday 5 March.  City v United.  (First day of the tour will be Saturday 4 March)

You can secure your place with a 30% deposit and should circumstances change this becomes credit for any future trip. For more information about our flexible policies scroll down to read our FAQs or visit our Book with Confidence page.


  • Watch the Manchester Derby live
  • Tick Old Trafford off your bucket list
  • See some of the best players in the world
  • Amazing local matchday experience
  • Go behind the scenes at the Theatre of Dreams


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Day 1 - Welcome to Manchester
Day 1 - Welcome to Manchester

Welcome to Manchester!

Travellers from around the world will arrive today for the Manchester Derby.

After checking in, you'll meet your local host in the afternoon and go straight to Old Trafford. For a brilliant tour of the stadium and club museum.

You'll see it all - from how players prepare for games, to how things operate behind the scenes. All led by excellent guides who bring the tour to life with their stories, facts and anecdotes. The tour lasts for approximately 90 minutes and includes highlights such as the first team warming up area, pitch-side visit, players dugout and post-match interview area.

After the tour, we'll visit FC United of Manchester. This is a club owned by United fans who were fed up with the Glazer family. A visit here gives you a great insight into how many English fans feel about the modern game.

After a great day of football, your local host will book a table in a local bar to have our first group dinner!

Day 2 - Match Day
Day 2 - Match Day

Match Day! has arrived!

Today the city turns red and your full-day will be dedicated to one of the biggest derbies in the world!

Around noon, our local host will pick you up in the hotel to have some beers and burgers at Café Football, owned by former Manchester United idols Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs.

After that, we'll head to The Old Nagshead and Bishop Blaize pubs for a couple of beers and pre-match fun. Where Matthew and other United fans will be able to tell you amazing stories about the derby and what it really means to be a United fan.

Then, you'll arrive at Old Trafford with plenty of time to walk around the stadium and visit the Megastore. Then, the fun continues with the famous pre-match experience at the Tollgate, where local fans gather for Manchester United's home games.

All before taking in an incredible 90 minutes at the Theatre of Dreams!

Day 3 - Time to Say Goodbye
Day 3 - Time to Say Goodbye

Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye! But before that, why not pay a last visit to the amazing National Football Museum?

The museum is considered one of the best football attractions in the world and is well worth a visit on your final morning. After that, grab your stuff and get home safely. We'll miss you!


  • Match Tickets to Manchester United x Manchester City (North East Quadrant, Tier 2)
  • 2 nights in a 3* hotel
  • English Speaking Local Host
  • Old Trafford Stadium Tour
  • Return Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Manchester, United Kingdom


Will the stadiums be open in 2021/22? At what capacity?

Homefans believe that stadiums will be open to fans, however we cannot at this stage confirm what the capacity will be.  However our flexible booking policies mean that if the stadium will only accept 50% fans and you decide you only want to travel with 100% attendance you can swap to another venue or another date.

Will I need to prove I am vaccinated? Or show a negative test?

This will vary destination to destination and based on your nationality and age. Therefore Homefans are not able to advise on this.  Please check the foreign ministry of your destination and home country and the stadium requirements.  Again, if you find the requirements too much you can defer to later in the season/year when they relax further.

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away- should I still book?

We believe so, we all need something to look forward to.  But we understand that people may be apprehensive which is why we have created a flexible cancellation policy which means in the event that the event does not happen the amount paid simply becomes Homefans credit. 


You can transfer this to a later date (with no time limit), transfer to another tour, or even give it to a friend. This flexibility also applies if you decide to cancel for any reason (as long as you give us 45 days notice)

Do I have to pay the full amount when I book?

No, you can secure your place with a deposit of just 30%, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date depending on your destination.

Where in the stadiums will we be sitting?

If we know where you will be sitting we always mention this is in the inclusions section.


Unfortunately we are not always able to tell you that at the time of booking, however our destination managers work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats. We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.

How many people will be on the tour?

The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own. Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!

Can children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.

Can you cater to dietary needs or requirements?

Our local hosts will do everything they can to cater to travellers’ needs. It’s a good idea to share your requirements at the time of booking so that our host is able to make the required preparations

Will I have to share a room?

In order to keep the costs low we always offer prices based on 2 sharing. If you make a booking for an odd number of people you or another member of your party may be paired with another traveller of the same sex. If you wish you may pay a supplement for a guaranteed single room. Simply make your booking as normal and get in touch with us to arrange this.


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The right way the derby should be experienced!

The big things about derbies is not what happens on but off the pitch. And with Homefans the best experience is guaranteed. The build up, the pints at the Tollgate with fellow local supporters, the stories and great seats at Old Trafford. It's something you should not miss out at the Theatre of Dreams!
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