Photo: Aston Villa fans make their feelings towards Fabian Delph perfectly clear

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The 25-year-old midfielder joined Manchester City on Friday afternoon.

It may not be every Aston Villa fan who places a banner at the gates of their club but every Villa fan feels the disappointment of Fabian Delph's double U-turn to join Manchester City.

The England midfielder was confirmed as a Manchester City player on Friday afternoon and any hope that he might at least show Aston Villa enough respect to provide a decent explanation were forlorn.

Indeed, Delph went on about the 'footballing opportunity' he couldn't turn down - in stark contrast to what was said exactly a week ago. Even the 25-year-old's claim that Micah Richards convinced him to join Manchester City doesn't quite stack up when it was revealed he spoke to both Richards and Scott Sinclair before... turning City down.

That said, there will no doubt be those who back Delph's decision, with plenty of support coming his way - notably from the Manchester City faithful.

But some Aston Villa fans feel very differently. And they've made their feelings towards the midfielder perfectly clear via the above banner. Any reception the City man gets when he returns to Villa Park should be interesting... if he's in the squad...

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