Considering I am an ardent supporter of Manchester United and having followed them both in the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson and the gloomy days since he left the club, you might wonder what prompted me to write an article about the club's arch-rivals.
All of us United faithful envy Manchester City for some reason or the other. We envy their massive success and the amount of silverware they have won in recent years, we envy the superstars they constantly have at their disposal, we envy the masterful tactician Pep Guardiola's beautiful football - the list goes on.
Despite being a United fan all my life, I do admire the way this Manchester City side under Guardiola have gone about their business in recent years. So without further ado, here are the three reasons why I like the current Manchester City side.
#3: Transfer Policy
Ever since the club has been injected with money by Sheikh Mansour, there is no denying that Manchester City have been brilliant in their transfer activity. They have constantly acquired the right players in accordance with the philosophy of the manager, which sadly Manchester United have been unable to do in recent years.
They have signed many established superstars like Sergio Aguero, Frank Lampard, Vincent Kompany, Carlos Tevez, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Kyle Walker, to name a few. Meanwhile, they have also bought promising young players and developed them into world class players like Kevin De Bruyne, Pablo Zabaleta, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte, Ederson Moraes and so on.
While they do not shy away from spending big bucks, they make sure that the players bought are worth the money and suit the playing style of the manager (poor Mourinho).