There’s plenty of excitement surrounding Derby County’s Emirates FA Cup 5th Round tie against Premier League giants Manchester United - and the Rams have marked the occasion by producing two bespoke covers for the latest edition of The Ram.
The club’s official matchday programme, as ever, be jam-packed with all the latest Derby news, interviews and features ahead of the cup clash with the Red Devils and will be available in and around Pride Park Stadium on Thursday evening (7:45pm kick-off).
Supporters can pick up a single copy for £3, while if you want to get your hands on the two covers then both copies can be purchased together for the slightly discounted price of £5.
Want to know more about the two covers?
With a hint to Derby County captain Wayne Rooney’s illustrious Manchester United career, he is pictured on tonight’s cover proudly wearing his Derby kit with the iconic “ROONEY” chant in the background. It also showcases the unique names and numbers to be worn on the Rams’ players shirts for tonight’s tie.
This retro-inspired programme cover takes its inspiration from a Division One fixture in 1947 at the Baseball Ground between Derby County and Manchester United, just a couple of seasons after the Rams’ only-ever FA Cup Final victory in 1946.
Meanwhile, here’s a review of what else you can expect from the Manchester United edition of The Ram…
Exclusive Columns: Back in the Pride Park dugout after back-to-back away games in the Sky Bet Championship, manager Phillip Cocu pens his exclusive column - whilst Match of the Day commentator Martin Fisher is also back for his latest column.
In-Depth Interview: We sat down with Derby County captain and Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney to look ahead to Thursday’s cup clash, reflect on his time at Old Trafford and discuss his start to life at Pride Park Stadium.
Interview: Derby defender Curtis Davies discusses his love for the FA Cup and explains why he believes his former Hull City team-mate Harry Maguire’s rise to the top has not come as a surprise to him.
Memorable Goals Remembered: We’ve taken a look at some of Derby County’s most memorable goals against Manchester United in a trip down memory lane and recalled the commentary from those behind the microphone on the day.
Introducing…Manchester United: Want to know more about Thursday night? We have you covered with an extensive opposition guide and we take a look at a historic meeting between the clubs – as well as looking at some players that have turned out for both clubs.
Academy In Focus: We take a look at the latest news and results from Derby County’s Academy set-up.
FA Cup Round-Up: We conclude the programme with a look at Derby and Manchester United’s FA Cup journeys so far this season and some key statistics from the current campaign’s competition so far.
With all that in mind, written and designed in-house, in partnership with Ignition Sports media, The Ram, our award-winning official programme, really is the essential matchday purchase.
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