Manchester City mocked by some Manchester United fans for decision to omit Salford and FC United from Non-League Day programme
Former Red Devils defender and Salford City co-owner Gary Neville also had his say on Twitter
Manchester City have received stick from fans for omitting Salford City and FC United of Manchester when promoting Non-League Day this weekend.
Salford and FC United have close ties with the Citizens rivals Manchester United and were missing from the fixture list the Premier League champions tweeted.
City encouraged fans to attend a non-league game this weekend as it is the international break, tweeting: “Our pick of tomorrows local #NonLeagueDay2018 fixtures! Get down and support your local team!”
But not even Non-League Day could allow City to put their rivalry with United to one side!
Salford are part-owned by five members of the famous Class of 92 – with Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Gary Neville each having a 10 per cent stake.
They are currently top of the National League despite only managing a 2-2 draw at home to Braintree on Saturday.
FC United were formed in 2005 as part of a protest against Malcolm Glazers ownership of Manchester United.
Salford responded to the Citizens post, adding their name to the list, while tweeting: “Thanks Man City. Kick-Off against Braintree is 15:00! Adults £10, Concessions £5, 5 and Under Free.”
Gary Neville saw the funny side of it, replying to his clubs tweet with a laughing face emoji.
Below you can see more stick City received for their Salford and FC United snubs.
Its a great gesture to promote local non league well done but a little childish to leave off Salford & FC United
— Tony Candland (@sideburnbobclub) October 12, 2018