J.J. Watt met one of the best soccer players in the world in Sergio Aguero.
A big football game is scheduled to go down at NRG Stadium this coming Thursday night and it doesn’t feature the Houston Texans and isn’t an American football game.
Instead it’s a game between Manchester United and Manchester City, which are two of the biggest soccer clubs in England’s Barclay’s Premier League.
On Wednesday, Texans’ star defensive lineman J.J. Watt was able to meet and exchange jerseys with Manchester City star striker Sergio Aguero.
Watt and Aguero are two of the most dominant players in their sports and it’s cool to see them come together to swap jerseys.
The 29 year-old Aguero has scored 122 goals for Manchester City over the past six years.
The “Manchester Derby” between City and United is one of the biggest rivalries in world soccer and has been going on since 1881.
Man United are the more storied club as they’ve won 20 total First Division/Premier League titles. They’ve also won three European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles, which goes to the best club in Europe.
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United have won a total of 67 trophies during their existence.
On the other hand, Manchester City has won four First Division/Premier League titles and a total of 26 trophies during their existence.
Now the difference between Thursday’s match in Houston and a typical rivalry match between these two clubs is that this match between City and United is that this week’s game is a preseason game that doesn’t count.
The Premier League doesn’t actually kick off until next month and runs all the way until May.
Even though Thursday’s game won’t count, it should be a fun one to watch since both of these clubs hate each other as much as the Texans hate their fiercest rivals in the NFL.