Premier League clubs Manchester United and Manchester City have decided to put their rivalry on the back burner in the fight against the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.
Manchester United and Manchester City share an intense rivalry in the Premier League but that is secondary in the face of Coronavirus which has killed a lot of people this year. The United Kingdom and the city of Manchester have not been spared in the deaths recorded from the disease.
The two Premier League clubs have teamed up to donate the sum of £100,000 to local food banks in the aftermath of the cancellation of league matches until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Premier League had earlier suspended league games with immediate effect during the second week of this month after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive to the aforementioned viral disease.
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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was also said to have tested positive to the disease but the England international has since recovered from it.
Manchester United and Manchester City incidentally played each other in the last Premier League game before the league was suspended until April 4 during the second week of this month. There has been a further suspension of Premier League matches from April 4 to April 30 after the last meeting of the 20 Premier League clubs on Thursday.
Manchester City were guests of their city rivals at Old Trafford in that last Premier League game which ended in a 2-0 loss courtesy the goals from the duo of Anthony Martial and Scottish international star Scott McTominay.
Frenchman Anthony Martial gave Manchester United the lead in the first half before second-half substitute Scott McTominay sealed the points.
Manchester United and Manchester City will donate £50,000 each to Trussell Trust’s 19 good bank centres in the Greater Manchester Area of the United Kingdom to help the communities affected by Coronavirus.