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Manchester City: Together - My Views After Watching It Alone

Man City Doc Gives Glimpse at Life Inside City’s COVID Bubble

Manchester City v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

The Man City documentary film “Manchester City: Together” is now available to watch for free on YouTube. Previously, only City+ subscribers had access to the film, but now all can watch as film crews follow the lads through the final 46 days of the 2020/21 season.

The digital team at Manchester City Football Club have given us unprecedented access to the team as they navigate a compact and challenging schedule on their way to the UEFA Champions League Final against Chelsea.

I finally took the opportunity to sit down and watch without distractions. Here are my thoughts.

This film allows us to join City’s COVID bubble as they chase three trophies in the final two months of last season. Beginning with the second leg of the Blues’ UCL tie with Borussia Dortmund, we are afforded first-hand, behind-the-scenes access too the players and staff.

I particularly enjoyed the player reactions to moments from the season. Phil Foden’s reaction to Sergio Aguero calling him “different gravy” was a particular highlight. The celebration after clinching the Premier League title due to Manchester United’s defeat at the hands of Leicester City was also very cool to see.

The relationships and comradery at the Etihad was also evident with last year’s group. Ilkay Gundogan and Fernandinho each speaking to their team before big games, and the club’s love for reserve goalkeeper Scott Carson were some of my favorite moments.

I highly recommend watching “Manchester City: Together” as soon as possible. City’s digital department has put together a nice catalog in recent years. And though they may have hoped to capture the scenes from the club’s first UCL title, this film is a wonderful watch all the same.