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Manchester-based publisher The Sportsman have released a limited edition half-and-half shirt for football fans in the city to unite against Liverpool winning the Premier League.
The unique kit features the crests, colours and sponsors from both Manchester City and Manchester United and is in response to overwhelming demand from football fans in the city and across the globe who want to simultaneously root for both famous clubs at the expense of their table-topping Merseyside rivals.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is bringing back the good old days at Old Trafford - whilst City are steaming towards an unprecedented quadruple, meaning there has never been a better time for loyal fans of Britain's biggest teams to rally behind both sides by wearing the cutting-edge creation.
The Sportsman anticipate overwhelming demand in Manchester and beyond - and you can get the limited edition jersey from their website and all good stores.
Lifelong United fan Daisy Pallroof said: "In recent years I've learnt how to deal with Manchester City's success. When I was growing up they were always in our shadow. Really, they're not a true rival, we see them as just an upstart little brother from across the city having its day in the sun.
"However, seeing Liverpool lifting the Premier League would leave be unbearable and leave me contemplating moving to a desert island. I'd do anything to avoid seeing that mob gloating, including wearing this shirt.
"Also this shirt is very fetching and could set a trend for other teams. I'd be interested to see how many fans would apply for The Sportsman's creation and even wear it at the Manchester Derby."
A spokesman for The Sportsman said: "After speaking with a lot of football fans in Manchester this year we were shocked by the huge consensus of City and United supporters who would rather see their cross-town rivals succeed than Liverpool become Champions.
"So we thought the natural solution was to create this fashionable limited edition kit as we believe it is the perfect thing to wear for the Manchester derby on 24th April where both fans can join together in stopping the title going to Anfield."
Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League yesterday with a last-minute 2-1 win over Tottenham, although Man City do have a vital game in hand. Pep Guardiola's men beat lowly Fulham this weekend to keep their quadruple bid alive and face Cardiff on Wednesday.