Former City keeper David James has spoken out ahead of his expected return to the City of Manchester Stadium with his new team Portsmouth tonight.
The 36-year-old is hoping for cheers and not jeers from the City faithful when he runs out to face his old team mates this evening.
Former England keeper James said yesterday it was still a wrench to leave City and he hopes supporters look back fondly on his career in Manchester.
"Maybe they will [boo me], maybe they won't," said James.
"Whatever happens, I'll just concentrate on my game. But I had a really good bond with the City supporters and hopefully they will respect it.
"After I lost my England place to Paul Robinson, we had a home game against Everton and I got the best reception I've ever had from a crowd in football. I was amazed.
"I have no bad feelings at all towards anybody at the club and I'm not just saying that to protect myself.
"And the manager, Stuart Pearce, didn't want me to go."