Date: 18th August 2010 at 4:39pm
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I`m not sure if Sir Alex, considering how much United used to spend and regularly break the British transfer record in the process, is saying this tongue in cheek or whether he`s being deadly serious.

But what I do know is the mind games with our neighbours across the city have only just begun!

With City taking their summer spending to approximately £130 million with the signing of Milner and the unveiling of Balotelli, Sir Alex has had a pop at those clubs, owned by foreigners, who seem to believe waving a cheque book around guarantees success.

Here`s what the greatest manager British football has ever known had to say about the matter to the media,

“Over the last two or three years we have seen very wealthy owners become part of football clubs.”

“They go on this kamikaze effort to spend their money.”

“It`s amazing the amounts of money being bandied about in the game.”

“I don`t see it abating. I think the kind of spending we are seeing will stay for two or three years. Or until they understand you can`t necessarily achieve all the time by spending.”


Hopefully the new UEFA financial guidelines will reign these big-spenders in but you just have to question the sanity of it all when clubs such as City recruit expensively summer after summer but releasing, a mere twelve months after signing them, players who were supposed to bring that first trophy for more than three decades to the trophy cabinet – madness!

And as for Sir Alex, once again he`s re-iterated that he`s prepared to keep the cheque book closed rather than spend for the sake of it, declaring,

“We could have bought one or two players for a lot of money in the summer.”

“But I didn`t necessarily see they would make us really so much better.”


Come next May we`ll see whose philosophy was right!

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