What is the meaning of "cross-town rivals" in:
[Carlos Tévez from cross-town rivals Manchester United for 25 million…]
They were talking about "Man City" before that.
Now, what is the meaning of "cross-town rivals" and why is "rivals" if it refers to "a" club????
Manchester City and Manchester United are two Premier League teams from the same city. Cross-town means from different parts of the city. They are rivals (that's a mild word to describe their relationship, actually; they are bitter adversaries).
A football club is usually thought of as a plural word - a group of individuals - so rivals is used, not rival.