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Derby rivalry resumes in Singapore

May 15, 2014 - 11:12pm

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TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA

Few would have been surprised when Rio Ferdinand and Sergio Aguero came out decked in red and blue shirts, respectively, when they turned up on stage to face the media yesterday.

Ferdinand, of course, has been a rock for Manchester United, while Argentina’s Aguero has won two Premier League winners’ medals in three seasons with Manchester City.

For a long time, the biggest rivalry in English football has been between United and Liverpool, but ever since City’s rise to “big boys” status after the Abu Dhabi group took over in 2008 — the Manchester Derby is taking on extra significance as each season passes.

Even thousands of miles away from the Premiership battleground, and with the guns silenced now until next season, the rivalry between the two Manchester stars was evident yesterday.

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