Back in January 2006 on the eve of the Manchester derby it was getting to boiling point on and off the pitch. Manchester city corporate fans were not happy to be served RED tomato sauce with their brunch and even the boardroom banned anything red on the day.

David Chell, Head of Sales, Hospitality, Catering and Events for Manchester City at the time summoned his team to look at how they could resolve the issue. Within 24 hours they had created a special limited edition blue sauce for the game. Fans all wanted to get their hands on the sauce and were quick to call it a good luck charm for the big game that weekend. 

Well, it worked… Manchester City went on to beat their rivals 3-1 and ever since the closely guarded secret recipe has been under lock and key, until now…

David who recently joined the Lancashire Football Association in Leyland, Lancashire as Head of Commercial and Operations is working with Lancashire-based Progress Housing Group to stage a charity football match on Saturday 12 May, 2018 between the Manchester City Legends and Progress Housing Group staff – ‘Progress United’. Players are to include Uwe Rosler, Peter Barnes, Paul Dickov, Tommy Booth, Jim Whitley, Colin Hendry and many more will be putting on their boots to help raise money for homelessness charity, Shelter.

However, the day’s biggest attraction could well be the re-appearance of the lucky blue sauce as it will be served on the day at all food outlets within the football ground.

So, the year Manchester City win the Premier League is also the year that the special secret recipe blue sauce will make its second ever appearance!

So where can the blue sauce be found?

Date: Saturday 12 May, 2018

Venue: The County Ground, Leyland, Thurston Rd, Leyland PR25 2LF

Event: Progress Charity Cup - Manchester City Legends v Progress United

Times: Turnstiles will open from 12 noon and kick off at 1.30pm

Ticketing link: Tickets are £6 per adult and £3 for under 16s.