Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is evidently a big fan of Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.
Speaking before the Manchester derby Guardiola claimed Carrick, who joined the Red Devils in 2006 from Tottenham, is "one of the best holding midfielders I've ever seen in my life, by far,", which is some praise from a man who has coached players like Sergio Busquets, Xavi and Xabi Alonso.
The pair were seen embracing after the final whistle of Thursday's 0-0 derby draw, during which Marouane Fellaini was sent off, and Carrick revealed what they spoke about during the brief time that they chatted after the game.
"Just congratulations really," Carrick revealed.
"He's obviously a terrific manager and he's had success wherever he's been. I've got a lot of respect for him."
Given the mutual feeling between between the two, is it possible that we could see Carrick move across the city to join United's bitter rivals and enjoy a swansong under a manager who clearly rates him very highly?
It seems unlikely, given how highly held Carrick is in the estimation of United fans, but stranger things have happened in the world of football.