Blues are not allowed to enter Reds territories. Not even the manager of Manchester City! Well, I guess Rio Ferdinand doesn't want Roberto Mancini to affect his mood ahead of their meeting in League Cup semi- final.
The Italian was turned away from the restaurant owned by Reds star Rio Ferdinand and had to tuck into a £6.99 meal at the Bella Italia chain instead.
Roberto, who earns £3million a year, tried to take his backroom team for some posh Italian food at Rio's Rosso last week. But sadly he forgot to reserve a table and obviously realised this was Manchester's only restaurant where the "Don't you know who I am" line wouldn't work.
A source said: "The only place he could get near his desired fettucini was the £6.99 special at Bella Italia."
As a Manchester United diehard fan, I love to see that happening, though I have a lot of respect for Roberto Mancini.