When Manchester City unveiled the huge billboard of Carlos Tevez in their sky blue kit, Manchester United fans probably couldn't help themselves but laugh. They had just won an 18th league title equalling bitter rivals Liverpool's record and reached the Champions League Final for a second season in a row. Here was a player whose contract had ran out and for some reason or another Sir Alex Ferguson didn't want to keep.
Manchester City had thrown a load of money at a sulky striker (£150,000 a week as per The Independent) and he became the first player to make the switch across town since Terry Cooke in 1999. And how City made the most of it, attempting to rub salt in the somewhat small United wound. Finally there was a chance to get one over the biggest team in Manchester, a chance to paint a few bricks of the gigantic red wall surrounding Manchester sky blue.
They were never going to miss an opportunity like that; for so long Manchester City have stood in Manchester United's shadow.
The green eyed monster hangs around City fans like a bad smell, and despite their recent success its debatable whether they will ever reach the levels of global domination United continue to hit. It's no wonder they are so jealous...