Belfast Telegraph

Manchester United turn down behind-the-scenes filming request from rivals City

Manchester United have refused a request from title rivals Manchester City to allow filming in the dressing room at Old Trafford on Sunday, Press Association Sport understands.

Pep Guardiola's side have been followed by an Amazon Prime film crew for much of the season for a multi-episode documentary series which is scheduled to be aired next year.

City agreed a reported £10million deal with Amazon for the behind-the-scenes crew to chart their campaign but the internet broadcaster will have its access restricted in the Manchester derby.

It is understood that United have made the dressing room and players' tunnel off limits due to the demand from media companies from around the world for the hotly-anticipated clash.

TV rights holders of more than 20 crews will be in attendance and, as a result, the Red Devils feel the tunnel will be too busy to accommodate another which is not an official Premier League broadcast partner.

Premier League leaders City, who are eight points above their rivals heading into the weekend, refused to comment when contacted by Press Association Sport.


From Belfast Telegraph