Rio Ferdinand Declares Manchester Isn’t Big Enough For Two Teams

BRITAIN SOCCER Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes there is only one top team in Manchester, and it’s not on the blue side of town.

Manchester City has spent more than £100 million this summer in importing improved talent to the Eastlands’ dressing room in the form of Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz, Gareth Barry Kolo Toure, Joleon Lescott and United cast-off Carlos Tevez, but Ferdinand appears to remain unimpressed – at least until they bring home some silverware.

“City have loyal supporters that have been crying out for success,” said the England international. “They haven’t had it, but maybe now they think their time has come with all the money invested.

“But money doesn’t buy success sometimes. It can do, as you’ve seen at Chelsea, but they started from finishing fourth, fifth and third in the league.

“This city isn’t big enough for two big teams,” announced the England international.

“City are starting from a different position, so time will tell how successful they will be. If they win something this season, then good luck to them – but hopefully we’ll be the ones winning big trophies.”

City have gotten off to a perfect start this season, taking three wins out of three, while their crosstown rivals stumbled early on to newly promoted Burnley before regrouping to overcome Arsenal 2-1.

With the Manchester derby at Old Trafford fast approaching on September 20, Ferdinand and United will soon have the opportunity to reinforce their claims of superiority.


~ by footballdirecta on September 12, 2009.

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