Striker Luciano Becchio’s arrival on January transfer deadline day made it four ex-United players on City’s books, with Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson and Robert Snodgrass all having come up against Norwich for Leeds during the clubs’ battle for the League One title in 2009-10.
“I think we must have a direct debit with Leeds or something,” smiled the City captain to the Pink 'Un. “But you don’t mind as long as you are bringing in quality, which we are.
“I don’t think anyone can argue about Howson, Snodgrass, Johnson and Becchio – bringing in players like that. I think if you asked any Leeds fans they would be bitterly disappointed, but to bring in that quality it doesn’t matter where you get them from. We are just fortunate we keep nicking it off their team.
“Becchio is a good player; everyone has known that for a while. We’ve seen him in the Championship and we know what he can do. He is aggressive and it is competition. That is what we will thrive on."