Pablo Zabaleta has today reiterated the fact that Carlos Tevez didn’t want to leave Manchester United before penning a contract at local rivals City, which would see him earn over £50,000 more a week.

He also believes that our reaction to our former player during derby day, which upset Tevez, vindicates the decision to join City, because of course City fans wouldn’t boo a player who left them for us…

“I know Carlos very well. We were friends last year, even though he was at United and I was at City, so I know what his situation was,” said Zabaleta . “The United fans blame Carlos but they should not because he was happy there. He wanted to stay and it was difficult for him to leave. He helped them be successful. To be treated as he was at Old Trafford made him understand he made the right choice when he came to City. Now, Carlos knows the fans weren’t genuine. He felt it was not his fault he left the club.”

That’s right. City fans don’t jeer ex-players who left them for local rivals. They prefer to boo the players who are still playing for them.