But for “Blue Moon” singers everywhere, the 2010/2011 season will be marked as City’s return to prominence, capturing the club's first silverware in decades with the FA Cup and a third-place finish in the league, ushering them into next year’s Champions League.
Still, while City supporters were dancing in the streets, United fans were pointing to another Derby sweep (and one of the goals of the decade from Wayne Rooney), a record 19th English Premier League title, and yet another run to the Final of the Champions League.
In the city where the first atom was split, the red and blue sides of Manchester are as divided as two entities can be, despite the mere five miles separating the two stadiums. But what if the two clubs were fused together as part of an All-Star squad?
This explosive combination would undoubtedly lead to boiled-over tempers, but also would give the world one of the best collections of talent it has ever seen on a pitch.
The following players make up the 2010/2011 Manchester All-Star squad.