Rio Ferdinand reckons the fact Carlos Tevez chose to join City over Liverpool proves that the scousers are our bigger rivals.

“The fact Carlos Tevez went to City speaks volumes about the rivalries between Manchester United and both Manchester City and Liverpool,” said Rio. “Carlos said he wanted to respect the fans by not joining Liverpool. But he thought it was OK to then join City. That just shows what the biggest rivalry really is.”

Or Liverpool would struggle to meet the £90k-per-week we were paying him whilst City were prepared to pay £150k-per-week? It’s not rocket science, Rio! But is he right about the rivalry?