MANCHESTER City’s documentary camera crew have been denied access by Manchester United for Sunday’s derby at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have, however, denied access to the camera crew for certain key areas, such as the players’ tunnel and dressing rooms.
The Reds claim that the tunnel will be already occupied by the multiple TV crews from around the world who will descend on Manchester this weekend, and that they will take priority over the documentary team after paying millions of pounds for broadcasting rights.
City fans have been quick to criticize United’s decision on social media.
The footage on the field will be more than enough….
— Sam (@sambos22) December 7, 2017
They probably don’t want the world to see the difference between our “state of the art facilities” and their “look at the state of our facilities”??
— andy mullen? (@andymullen4) December 7, 2017
And United’s followers didn’t hold back either.
Why would anyone do a documentary on Manchester City? ?
— hasib981 (@Hasib981) December 7, 2017
— Patrick (@Pogblah) December 6, 2017
Catalan broadcasting company Mediapro, who have been collecting footage within the club since the beginning of the season, agreed a deal with Amazon in October.
Manchester City’s documentary will reveal intimate moments within the club like dressing room chats, deadline day dealings and surely, Benjamin Mendy’s antics, but not from Sunday’s derby.