Stoke's Darren Fletcher (right)
West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis was only naturally disappointed at losing Darren Fletcher to Stoke City.
The former Manchester United midfielder spent two and a half seasons at the Hawthorns, in which he captained the Baggies and was crowned player of the year in 2016.
But despite being offered what Pulis described as a "fair and competitive" new contract, Fletcher chose Stoke instead and made a first return to his former club on Sunday, as goals from Jay Rodriguez and Peter Crouch ensured a 1-1 draw.
Yet while Fletcher was named man of the match by BBC Sport, many West Brom fans feel it is in fact they who got the better end of the deal, having seen his replacement, Gareth Barry - signed from Everton earlier this month - in action for the first time at home.
West Brom's Gareth Barry (left)
Here's what they have been saying on social media...
I said all along losing Fletcher was no lose! And yesterday proved it even more! I was wrong about Barry! Top draw yesterday!— Steve Bliss (@djbliss10) 28 August 2017
Barry was a level above today. Massive upgrade on Fletcher and Yacob. #wba— Alistair Jones (@AliJones9) 27 August 2017
After watching Barry and Fletcher playing earlier, I would say Barry is a big upgrade even though he older #wba— Jimmy Croome (@JimmyCroome) 27 August 2017
Gareth Barry / Darren Fletcher. Very clear who got the better deal there then #wba— BringBootsIfYowm6'2" (@MattRowley83) 27 August 2017
If one thing wasn't clear to many before the game but is now, it's that Barry is one hell of an upgrade on Fletcher.— Jamiroquai's Hat (@Daniel_Lloyd25) 27 August 2017
Gareth Barry, Fletcher has been replaced & then some— Gavin Poulton (@gavin_poulton) 27 August 2017
Have to say Barry is a massive upgrade on Fletcher, had my doubts.— Dr Jimmy & Mr Jim (@mr_dead_2012) 27 August 2017
What did you make of Fletcher's performance for Stoke? Have West Brom come off the better of the two sides?