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One Manchester, two different playing styles and languages

The difference between the Manchester clubs fills the narrow window of buying opportunity between one season and the next.

Five weeks ago, City finished off their treble with a 6-0 FA Cup final victory over Watford, while United watched like orphans with their noses stuck up against wire fencing outside the gates.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 23, 2019, with the headline 'One Manchester, two different playing styles and languages'. Print Edition | Subscribe