MA17 CTY v MA17 UTD

Forget the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup. Thursday 23rd November see’s the most important match-up of the season, when Man City take on Man Utd in an unlikely fixture at Wychwood Park near Crewe.

For anyone wishing to show their undying support for either of the two Manchester clubs, it’s an opportunity to put your money where your mouth is and purchase either of these novelty car registration plates.

Both plates are listed for auction with a guide price of £700, but my guess is they’ll sell for a lot more than that. The question is which will reach the highest price. The outcome is sure to prove once and for all, which of the 2 clubs is the best supported team in Manchester and provide fans with bragging rights for many years to come.

With their huge pay packets, players often struggle to spend all the money they earn, so what better way could they find than to adorn their Bentley, Aston Martin or Ferrari with such a plate and show their allegiance to their club?

Going into the match-up Manchester United hold the advantage, as their lot will come up for sale after that of Manchester City’s, so they’ll know the price they have to beat, when bidding in this one off event.

Details of the auction can be found at http://www.dvlaauction.co.uk/index.php/live-auction/. The event will be streamed live, exclusively from the DVLA webcam (unless there’s a bidding war between Sky Sorts and BT Sports to screen it live).

If you wish to bid for either plate, you can do so either in person, by going to the auction or via phone, Internet, sms or absentee bid.

Bear in Mind that either plate can only be put on a car that’s registered on or after March 2017. It is illegal to alter the spacing on car registration plates to make numbers look more like letters.