The 29-year-old scored an outstanding free-kick but City supporters felt he didn't deserve the award.
Somehow, things look a lot better for Manchester City this weekend.
As results elsewhere favoured Manuel Pellegrini's men, City's 3-2 win over Aston Villa takes them into second in the Premier League table - above Arsenal on goal difference (although the Gunners have a game in hand) and above the very Manchester United team that brushed them aside in the derby weeks ago.
That's all short-term benefits, though, with many Manchester City supporters disappointed with one of their worst performances of the season so far.
Indeed, City were widely acknowledged to have delivered a poor display against Aston Villa - despite clawing back a 3-2 win thanks to a late Fernandinho strike.
Naturally, supporters weren't too happy - and this is all considering the fact Pellegrini's side are back up to second. But what irked a lot of Manchester City fans most was the club's choice for man of the match against Villa.
Winner Aleksandar Kolarov scored a stunning free-kick to help his team earn the three points. Apart from that, however, plenty on social media couldn't see exactly what the 29-year-old had done to earn the MOTM award...
Here's a selection of Manchester City fans' thoughts on Twitter... Who was a better candidate against Aston Villa?
Who gave Kolarov MOTM!!? Lost count how many times her gave the ball away! #mcfc— Tom (@Toggers87) April 25, 2015
Whoever voted kolarov as MOTM! Needs seriously SHOOTING! Clearly people who are deluded cos he scored a free kick!! #MCFC— Daniel Cork (@Corky2191) April 25, 2015
Massive collective mystified chuckle by #mcfc fans as club motm announced as kolorov?!— Charlie (@Charlie_Sport) April 25, 2015
Also, which idiots voted kolarov as motm? Same people that left at 2-2? #mcfc— Josh (@jagreen1991) April 25, 2015