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Pellegrini reckons City are bigger than United

At Manuel Pellegrini’s press conference ahead of City’s game against Barcelona, he has claimed that City are now a bigger club than United.

“The biggest team is City now, but we cannot forget the last few years,” he claimed.

There’s no denying that City are better than United this season, given that they are 3rd in the table and we’re 7th, but it’s absolutely ludicrous for him to claim that City are bigger. By his definition, Chelsea are the biggest club in the country, with them top of the table.

We can put our scouse hats on and talk about history but that just isn’t necessary. We can point to the fact they have empty seats littered all over their ground most weeks whilst United sell out a bigger stadium for every game, but again, that isn’t really necessary.

Let’s talk about the present. Right now, Manchester United are the champions of England. But I imagine it won’t be long until that small club down the road are putting up posters around town to celebrate their manager’s dopey remark.

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  1. Mark Reid says:

    Oh Bristol CITY yeah I heard of them.

  2. masso2sets says:

    Oh yes, it`s beyond their wildest dreams coz city are a massive club

  3. ziggy says:

    City is a team full of mercenaries who at any time can turn that dressing room in a riot,I just hope that Sunderland take the cup in Wembley and Barcelona destroy them tomorrow night.

    However,Pellegrini has reasons to brag,this has been a terrible season for us and Moyes is not helping,if the “chosen one” stays next year,I’m not expecting too much in the summer,I don’t care how much money we have,I really doubt that top players would like to come and risk their future with a middle table manager… especially if we ‘re not playing Champions next year.

    I’m really worried that Evra,Rafael,Vidic,Rio,Hernandez,Kagawa and even RVP (he won’t stay if we don’t get the 4th spot) will leave this summer,think about it,we couldn’t get even one top player last summer,and that was before this mess,so,brace yourself because the next years won’t be so pretty.

  4. berbatov9 says:


    not jump on moyes bandwaggon but I reckon we managed to sign Juan Mata and also he came when we are worst off than the start of the summer…its not the manager its the Old Trafford…Its the legacy…that what attracts top player…we are goin to attract top player with poor or moyes or great moyes

  5. kevk24 says:

    @Ziggy, we are heading to the mercenaries side in my view. We want to get back up there quick and that is the way we are going to acquire top level players. We may not be out to develop and the pressure the manager is in he may want to have quick gains so buying the likes of players that are young may not take place.

  6. Tommy says:

    @Jorge Curioso II

    You really are plonker!!

    Audrey Roberts really is a laughable,City will always be a small club, end of


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