Several members of both Manchester City and Manchester United's Argentina/Spain contingent defied the interclub blockade to go out for a pleasant meal in one another's company on Sunday evening.
Along with their significant others, United's Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria and Victor Valdes, and City's Martin Demichelis, Pablo Zabaleta and Willy Caballero tucked themselves into their glad rags and headed into Manchester together for a bite to eat.
So much hideous denim in these photos. So much.
A match with nine minutes of time added on actually stopped as a spectacle after 70, when Manchester City's David Silva received lengthy on-pitch treatment for a nasty face injury after being cuffed by West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate. Coincidentally, Silva himself had been booked for supposedly delivering the same treatment to Winston Reid a little earlier.
The difference was that Silva's arm had brushed the West Ham man's chest and Reid had descended dramatically to the floor holding his nose in...
Fernando has come to Yaya Toure's defence by insisting the much-criticised Manchester City player is still one of the top midfielders in the world.
The Ivorian has been tipped to leave the Etihad Stadium in the summer and has been faulted by pundits for his performances this season.
Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk said the 31-year-old has been made a scapegoat for City's troubles this season while the former Barcelona player said he loves playing for the Premier League champions.
And fellow midfielder...
Joe Hart has rejected suggestions Manchester City need a clearout and insisted their ageing team can go on and make history by achieving much more together.
The England goalkeeper insisted City's players still have the hunger and desire to win and implied that manager Manuel Pellegrini can help rally them.
The Premier League champions have lost six of their last nine games and fielded a side with an average age of 29 years, 307 days in Sunday's win over West Ham.
The current group have won two Premier...
Chelsea took a sizeable step towards retaining the FA Youth Cup by defeating Manchester City 3-1 in the first leg of the final on Monday.
England under-18 forward Tammy Abraham scored twice and Dominic Solanke once in Manchester for the holders, who are in their fourth consecutive final and have won two of the last three.
Abraham, a London-born winger who has been on Chelsea's books for a decade, has now scored eight goals in their Youth Cup run and 36 in all competitions this season, while Solanke...