The deep rivalry engrained in the Manchester derby certainly has not been lost on Jose Mourinho's summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has teased Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo ahead of the derby match at Old Trafford on Saturday (10 September).
His huge experience and proficiency in front of goal will make him a key player when United host Pep Guardiola's City on Saturday in a match that could have repercussions at the end of the season when the title is decided.
Manchester City, in recent years, have been a better performing club than their local rivals Manchester United, especially since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure. He is a victor everywhere he goes. "I have always liked him".
The Swede is likely to start up front on Saturday in his first taste of a Manchester derby, which fans from both sides of the city would argue is incomparable in English football.
Zambrotta, who now coaches Indian club Delhi Dynamos, added: "I played with him twice and he's a good professional and has good motivation". He had never played in the Premier League before and has faced criticism throughout his career that he can not perform against English clubs on the highest stage.
"Who wouldn't want to have Mourinho as manager?"