Julian Alvarez: Bring On Manchester United!

Argentine says he can't wait to sample a Manchester derby

Manchester City Argentine striker, Julian Alvarez says he can’t wait to sample the atmosphere of a Manchester derby for the first time.

The 188th Manchester derby will hold on Sunday at the Etihad stadium where Manchester City will host their bitter rivals, Manchester United.

Manchester United head into the match on the back of four straight wins and can move within two points of their neighbours with another victory.

Manchester City though will be looking to extend their winning run against the Red Devils to three, and in turn close the gap on the leaders, Arsenal to one point.

Alvarez knows all about the unique flavours of cross-city rivalries having sampled the fierce battle for supremacy between Buenos Aires powerhouses River Plate and Boca Juniors when playing in his home country.

“Yes, it will be a great match (between) two very important teams,” Alvarez declared in an interview with his club’s official website.

“I think it is one of the most watched and most important classics in the world. It’s going to be nice to be there and we hope there will be a great game.

“Obviously, we are very excited to win the derby and to continue adding points in the Premier League.

“Yes, it is true that Argentina is very known for the fanaticism of the fans, but I think that here they have also shown me a lot of affection at Manchester City, in the stadium, on the streets, in the city.

“For this reason, I am very happy personally to have the opportunity to live these moments.”

The match-up could bring Alvarez into direct opposition with his Argentine compatriot Lisandro Martinez who joined United in the summer.

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