Twitter Reacts as Nicolas Otamendi Signs for Manchester City

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2015

VALENCIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 08:  Nicolas Otamendi of Valencia looks on prior to the pre-season friendly match between Valencia CF and AS Roma at Estadio Mestalla on August 8, 2015 in Valencia, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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Manchester City confirmed the signing of Nicolas Otamendi on Thursday, the man described by Manuel Pellegrini as "the best defender in La Liga last season," as per Daniel Taylor of the Guardian

The transfer confirmation was a huge blow for fans of the other club in Manchester, who were expecting to land the highly rated Argentinian star themselves. Their reaction was one of anger, regret and sorrow:

Suffice to say, it's not been an easy few days for Ed Woodward. Less than 24 hours after Dominic Fifield of the Guardian reported Pedro would become the latest player to slip through the transfer net, the Manchester United executive vice chairman came in for more grief online: 

Not all United fans coped with the news in the same way, though—some were adamant that they were the ones who turned Otamendi down, rather than the other way around:

Whatever you say, chaps. Predictably, the Red Devils faithful were mercilessly trolled:

If United's treatment of Victor Valdes influenced Pedro's decision to go down south, as reported by Ed Malyon of the Daily Mirror, perhaps Otamendi took advice from a national teammate too: 

Regardless of Di Maria's mediation, the move has left City's supporter base in a very good mood:

City fans, of course, aren't the only ones who are happy:

Some Twitter users took the opportunity to comment on the state of modern football and players who will arbitrarily pick their new teams without any regard for history or rivalry:

However, as this tweet from back in July proves, the mercenary argument doesn't always work out:

Ah, hindsight. As we await Otamendi's debut, all that's left is to get some incisive analysis on what he will bring to Man City and the Premier League:

Right then.

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