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I turned down United twice to become a Man City cult hero - but I'm still blamed for two relegations

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As European minnows Georgia prepare for their Euro 2024 clash with Spain, it could be one of their former players trending on social media ahead of their current crop.

When Georgia beat Portugal on Wednesday to book a knockout spot, it was Manchester City icon Georgi Kinkladze who was the topic of conversation among fans online - just as much as Napoli's Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, three-goal captain Georges Mikautadze or impressive goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.

Kinkladze retains cult status at City, a shining light in the club's darkest hour. Former teammates and managers liken him to Diego Maradona, and his sensational reel of goals are still replayed 25 years on.

Noel Gallagher said he was 'either the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen or the best thing I’ve ever seen'. ALSO READ: ALSO READ: Georgi Kinkladze: I would love to play in this Man City team for Pep Guardiola But despite the highlights, Kinkladze is still blamed by some former teammates for City's drop from Premiership to the third tier.

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