Sergio Aguero is set to call time on his stay with Manchester City, as the Argentine will end a decade long romance with United’s bitter rivals.
Aguero will leave City as one of the fiercest strikers the Premier League has ever seen, and he’d forever be remembered for the role he played in Manchester City’s historic Premier League title victory in 2011-12 season.
With United a few seconds away from becoming champions, Aguero scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner on the season’s final day, as City edged out United on goal difference to end a 44-year wait for a top-flight title.
Rio Ferdinand still remembers that season and how hurtful it was to him at the time. Surely, it’s one he won’t forget in a hurry, and he sent that as a farewell message to the Argentine.
He wrote on his social media page: “Agueroooooooooooo. This name, this goal, this moment still hits me at times when I least expect it like a bolt out the blue!
“Our closest rivals just across the city, snatching the PL title from out of our hands – bearing in mind our game had just finished and we had won our game….what was the score in City’s game…they need a goal with seconds to go….surely we have won…I think we have done it…..then….Agueroooooooooo.
“Absolutely floored, distraught, devastated….a whole season demolished in the final seconds of the last game.
“What I will say is that as much as I hated the outcome I never hated (or disliked) Sergio for his moment – like I thought I would.
“Why?? I think how humble & chilled he seems plays a big part but as much or more is how much I respect him as a footballer.
“He is one of the hardest strikers I have ever marked. So elusive, so quick, strong, two feet capable of hitting the ball cleanly with, great movement and a clear belief that he will score that seeps out through his paws!
“When a striker can face you up and comfortably go both ways (left or right) it’s a BIG problem for a defender.
“He was direct once he had the ball and and his 1st thought was how do I get a yard to create space to shoot – so as a defender he always had you on the edge and you had to have total concentration to make sure you knew where he was at all times. Deadly.
“Rivalries put to one side for a moment, Sergio Aguero is one of the best PL strikers of all time no doubts.
“Snatched the PL trophy from under my nose but respect when respect is due!
“Good Luck for the future @kunaguero.”