Last summer, Manchester City thought it would be a good idea to put a poster of summer signing Carlos Tevez up in town, with the words ‘Welcome to Manchester’. City fans thought it was hilarious, whilst Tevez was embarrassed by it.

“I never understood the intention of that poster,” he said. “What was the point? Tell me. Was it to welcome me to Manchester City, or was it to anger Manchester United? Nobody ever told me. I’m indifferent towards it, but it is important you know I had nothing to do with the poster. I’d have preferred for it not to have been there. I have respect for all the clubs I used to play for. That was not showing respect, was it?”

Ryan Giggs has given his opinion on the poster.

“Certainly our manager didn’t take too kindly to the poster, though I doubt Carlos had any input into that,” said Giggs. “It was done to wind us up but it didn’t upset me. I just thought it was stupid.”