Just like with Carlos Tevez at Manchester City, Mario Balotelli’s fall from grace has been fairly dramatic. After being hailed as a hero and a legend, City fans quickly became tired of his antics after his selfishness at the Emirates on Sunday helped end their hopes of winning the league.

Speaking to Dutch magazine Voetbal International, first-team coach Rene Muelensteen has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson would never sign a destructive player like Balotelli.

“Manchester City don’t have a well-balanced team,” said Muelensteen. “They only have individuals who play for themselves. You can see that they lack the right team spirit. There’s no chance of Balotelli playing for Manchester United – a player who gets up to the sort of antics he does has no place at our club. I don’t believe Sir Alex would sign a player like Balotelli. We shouldn’t get in people like him – they only bring about frustration.”