Manchester United rejects Manchester City’s request ahead of derby

Manchester United have rejected the request by Manchester City to film in the Old Trafford dressing room on Sunday.

Man Utd and Man City go head to head at the weekend in a meeting of the Premier League’s top two teams.

Interest and coverage of the derby match is set to be at an all-time high and City were keen to have cameras cover the dressing rooms.

Last month City announced they were to be the subject of a £10million Amazon Prime Video documentary series with the aim of providing fans with an insight into day-to-day life at the club.

Manchester City had asked their bitter rivals for permission to film at Old Trafford but the request was turned down over space issues.

“We are delighted to begin this strategic relationship with Amazon, one of the world’s leading companies,” said City CEO Ferran Soriano said.

“Amazon Prime Video is the perfect home for a ground-breaking project that will offer a unique and authentic inside view into Manchester City’s season like never before.

“This is an extremely exciting time for Manchester City and through Amazon’s world-class service, we will be able to share it with football fans all over the world.”

City asked their bitter rivals for permission to film at Old Trafford but the request was turned down over space issues.

According to the BBC, United believe the tunnel area would be too cramped to accommodate additional cameras, not from the Premier League ‘s broadcast partners.

City boss Pep Guardiola has already denied Amazon access to his team talks before a match and at halftime.

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