"When you play for Man Utd you don't go to Man City": Solskjaer's press statement on loyalty resurfaces
"When you play for Man Utd you don’t go to Man City."
As rumours continue to swirl around the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the sky blue of Man City this season, past comments from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about loyalty in football have resurfaced.
It is thought that Man City are close to agreeing a two-year deal with Ronaldo worth £12.8 million a season, according to Sky in Italy.
But there are just five days left of the transfer window, and the Portuguese's future remains in the balance despite him having made it clear he wants to leave.
Obviously the prospect of CR7 playing for City hasn't gone down well with United fans who idolised him for three seasons before he moved to Real Madrid.
And now comments that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made back in April have resurfaced in which he said he "didn't really agree" with players playing for both Manchester sides.
Addressing rumours of United signing City legend Sergio Aguero earlier this year, the Red Devils boss said: "When I played for Man Utd, if a rival club tried to sign me, and I had gone, well where’s the loyalty?
"Loyalty is one of the values I really, really highly. I wouldn’t expect any player who has played for a club for 10 years to want to go to their local rivals.
"It's not for me. I know we're professionals, but when you play for Man Utd you don’t go to Man City. We’ve had examples of that and I didn’t really agree with it.
"I won’t name names but you all know who I mean. Enough said."
Very few players have represented both sides of Manchester, with the most infamous example of this probably being Carlos Tevez. The Argentinian spent two seasons and United before moving to the Etihad, where he won the Golden Boot in 2011 and helped Man City to the Premier League title in 2012.
Other players that have represented both United and City include Peter Schmeichel and Owen Hargreaves.
But if Ronaldo where to make the move to the Citizens, the controversy would arguably top the lot.