Willian, who joined the Blues in 2013, left the club at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract.
While the two have some work ahead to reach their rearranged finals in Portugal and Germany respectively, you would think that a Manchester derby for the Super Cup Final is not as remote a possibility as one would expect.
Remarkably, this is the third time that the two finalists have faced each other in the biggest match in English football, with Arsenal coming out on top on both occasions.
It is possible that Pozzo thought Pearson’s dismissal might shock the players into action, but Manchester City, comfortable in second place, slotted four past them at Vicarage Road.
FA Cup semi-finals preview: Manchester cup final derby on the cards as United and City head to London?
Just think, we could have a Manchester derby for a Cup Final on Saturday 1st August to look forward to that will provide some cheer after Liverpool won the league title for the first time in thirty years.
The first weekend of the return of the Premier League was always going to be a re-education for us all.
With the Champions League and relegation spots also to be decided, there is plenty to look forward to. Here is your guide to the big Premier League return.
Manchester has a rich history but also a modern art hub, grand Victorian markets and trendy food halls, historic music bands to up-and-coming musical talents.
MM take a trip down memory lane with City fan George Clayton to relive the best moment’s since Sheikh Mansour revitalised the blue side of Manchester.
German international Leroy Sane looks set to end his four-year stay with Manchester City this summer, with a return to his homeland on the cards.
Max Woosnam is one of the great British sportsmen to grace the football pitch, walk out to the crease and step out on to court. MM takes a look at the all-rounder’s incredible life as a worker, a soldier and a multi-talented athlete that won the world’s most sought-after sporting accolades.