Manchester City fans are praying a remarkable run of coincidences from more than 90 years ago leads to a dismal fate for Manchester United.
Never write off Manchester United was the famous mantra when they were bossed by Sir Alex Ferguson.
But a bizarre set of coincidences has Manchester City fans hoping that is exactly what they can do.
Their struggles this season under new boss David Moyes holds a few striking similarities with one of the most dismal campaigns in their history, 1921/22.
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United had brought in former Airdrieonians manager John Chapman in 1921, whose management saw them relegated bottom of the league.
Another ominous coincidence? He lasted six seasons in total, the exact length of David Moyes current contract.
We would not expect anything like the same disastrous season he experienced this term... but then if you are the superstitious type... it may be time to head down to the bookies...
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