Ever since Sheikh Mansour took control of Manchester City back in 2008 the Citizens have had lofty ambitions of becoming one of the biggest clubs in world football. Now 11 years on and several pieces of silverware later, City have achieved their mission.
On the pitch they've been absolutely magnificent in that era, particular over the last couple of years under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard has transformed the ethos at the club and created one of the greatest Premier League sides of all time, with them on course to deliver back-to-back titles. That would see them become the first team since Manchester United back in 2009 to do so.
City fans have been in dreamland under Guardiola and the demise of their rivals United only aids that, with the Red Devils looking set to finish down in sixth position. United have struggled to adapt to the departure of club legend Sir Alex Ferguson which has had a big effect both on and off the pitch.
Fergie once described City as 'noisy neighbours' but now the blue half of Manchester have been branded as the Premier League's most valuable football club, according to a new football finance study.
The study by the University of Liverpool's Centre for Sports Business Group valued City at a massive £2.364bn, rising by £385m following their success in the 2017/18 campaign which saw them win both the Premier League & EFL Cup.
But in contrast to City's rise we've seen United's value plummet, with the Red Devils dropping by £376m to £2.087bn - still a ridiculously big amount. The two Manchester clubs are the only ones in the Premier League valued over £2bn.