The most talked about team over the past month, the most signing during pre-season and the most expectations, pressure and promises.
But now the time has come for City to deliver, all talk aside, the real deal is finally here. The start of the 2010/2011 season begins with an all-star cast when Spurs will host City later today.
One major criticism lashed out at City bosses are their extreme spending, but as they attempt to build a "super-squad" let's take a quick preview at the possibilities.
One of the down-sides at having countless options with quality on the bench is the fact that big-named players get more frustrated sitting on the sidelines than anyone else.
So how will Roberto Mancini manage his squad, and who could we see in the starting 11 on a regular basis?
Let's just forget about the squad limits and new rules for a bit, and just look at which players will be the 11 rather than the 25.