Manchester City’s Derby Dominance a Decade in the Making – A Week in the City

Does anybody remember back in the summer of 2021?

Cristiano Ronaldo was being linked to Manchester City and, when it turned out that it was all one big ruse by Jorge Mendes, there were some fans who were legitimately a bit gutted that this was the case.

After all, not many clubs could say they’d missed out on both Lionel Messi AND Cristiano Ronaldo in the same transfer window. It was almost an achievement to miss out on both somehow.

I was personally in the camp of not wanting Cristiano Ronaldo anywhere near the club, for reasons which I’m probably legally not able to go into any detail about, but ultimately, as the day came where it appeared to be inevitable that he would join City, I had sadly convinced myself that maybe, just maybe, on a pure footballing level, it might not be the worst decision in the world. After all, he is a goalscorer. He does put the ball in the back of the net; something we’re desperately missing.

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