There is no doubt that Manchester City fans have been spoilt by the players that their oil-rich owners have been able to bring in since they took the club over in 2008.
Alongside the quality players signed, they have also been graced with some sensational gaffers in the form of Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini and now Pep Guardiola – something that the older Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern could only dream off (blue) moons ago when they were mucking it in the Football League.
Our landlord certainly agrees that the influx of cash has improved the Citizens’ prospects and has caused an uneasy transfer of dominance between the two Manchester sides resulting in many angry Man United fans frowning at the thought they are now the ‘noisy neighbours’.
Man City’s rise within the last decade has actually caused sky blue fans in the Tavern to start discussing what their best XI is from this era is and though the debate has been colourful, they have reached the climax of their conversations, which saw a lot of players named.
With that said, here is the finished XI pinned to the wall in the Transfer Tavern by the Man City fans…