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Fletcher: City will never be as big as United

Darren Fletcher has put Manchester City firmly in their place by claiming they will never be as big as Manchester United - despite their lavish spending.

The United midfielder recognises the real threat City now pose, with their formidable wealth and big ambition enabling Roberto Mancini's side to arrive at Old Trafford top of the Premier League with a two-point lead over United.

But the Scot, who is set to be one of the key figures in Sunday's top-of-the-table derby clash between the two title-chasing clubs, said City are doomed to remain in the shadow of their more illustrious neighbours, because of their rich history and global appeal.

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no_more_heroes1827d ago

Hmm, now where have I heard this kind of thing before?

Can't quite put my finger on it...


It's a shallow new World, sir. One completely ruled by money.

kane_lfc1827d ago

Well they have 41 years to become bigger than them because the oil which 'fuels' city you could say runs out in a predicted 41 years...

no_more_heroes1826d ago

that's why the UAE has been transformed the way it has with things like Palm Jumeirah (construction of two even bigger ones, Jebel Ali and Deira, are currently on hold), The World, Burj Al Arab, etc: so that they have a reliable stream of income when it does.