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Which United Player Is Next On City’s Wishlist?

Whilst we’ve been told to fear Manchester City’s new takeover, there seems to be a clear feeling of ‘if anyone can fuck this up, it’s City’ buzzing around Manchester. Whilst the new owners may have all the money in the World, the fact they tabled over £200 million worth of bids on the transfer deadline day suggests they don’t really know what they’re doing.

When Ronaldinho was heavily linked to the blue side of town, it amused me. The thought of City fans finally wearing their shirts with pride, the Brazilian’s name and number on the back, was pretty funny. I feel the same way about their latest signing. “We’ve got Robinho! We’ve got Robinho!” the excited blues chanted on Sky Sports News when the deal was confirmed. Maybe they’ll be a time in the future when I don’t find it funny to hear yet another superstar has signed up at City, but for now, it does make me laugh, just the thought of bloody Robinho at City!

However, the extent of the joke was exposed when the new City owner claimed he was after Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas and Cristiano Ronaldo were on his shopping list for January.

“Ronaldo has said he wants to play for the biggest club in the world, so we will see in January if he is serious. Real Madrid were estimating his value at $160m (£90m) but for a player like that, to actually get him, will cost a lot more; I would think $240m (£135m). But why not? We are going to be the biggest club in the world, bigger than both Real Madrid and Manchester United.”

Now some City fans, bless their hearts, actually believed there was a possibility of this happening.They were so worried, they even started a petition to keep Ronaldo out of their club! I wonder if they’ll do the same for the next United player City are reportedly lining up.

Before being given the opportunity to sign the petition, which over 500 fans have done so far, there is an introduction to explain what it’s all about.

Thaksin Shinawatra sold our beloved club to the Abu Dhabi United Group, and in one foul swoop Manchester City went from penniless laughing stock to possibly one of the biggest forces in football.

According to reports, in the January transfer window we will be testing Manchester Uniteds Resolve with a £135 million bid for Cristiano Ronaldo.

While every single city fan will be 100% behind our new owners, this is one signing WE DO NOT WANT! Yes Ronaldo is a great player, infact without doubt he is currently the best player in the world…but we feel he is not right for our club. This may be hard to understand for someone who isnt aware of our history. Manchester United are our arch rivals in the footballing world, and for the past 30 plus years it has been commonly said that we have underachieved while living in Uniteds shadow. Now we have a genuine possibility to succeed, we want it to be done off our own back, without having to take Uniteds players to do it. That isn’t to say there is a problem with all United players as that is not the case, but there is a contingent of players who should NEVER be afforded the honour of pulling on our blue shirt. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of those players. Surely if we can attract one world class player of Robinho’s stature, then we can attract others without looking at Ronaldo?

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any funnier…

Well now, the Manchester Evening News has reported that Rio Ferdinand is another United player City are keen to sign.

RIO Ferdinand is the only English player City’s new Arab owners want in their dream team. The United defender has been named by Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim who has already said he’ll be bidding £120m for Cristiano Ronaldo in the January transfer window.

The fact that Ferdinand is the most admired Englishman will send shivers down the spines of United fans. The England defender signed a new five-year contract in April on a salary believed to be £120,000 a week.

Meanwhile, Buffon has laughed off reports linking him with a £60m move to City.

So what do we reckon then? Time to say our fond farewells to Rio and Ronaldo before they leave the current English and European Champions for City? I won’t hold my breath…

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Gapi says:

    This is getting more hilarious by the day.

  2. Robinson Macgregor says:

    Soon…all round These Islands….we will see ….people wearing Citeh Shirts… the tune of”WE’VE ALWAYS SUPPORTED CITY”……………CRAP…………We’ve supported United Through Thick And Thin……….Soon We will see The New Players coming in in January……The First Batch Of Brothel Creepers………..Big QUESTION……..Will ABRAHAMVICH…….still be at CHELSKI at the end of the year?…..Bottom Line is UNITED have roots ………These carpet beggars have none……REMEMBER CITY………THEY ARE NOMADS…….They do not stay in one place long…….

  3. Anant says:

    omfg! shivers down my spine!

  4. Simmo says:

    Lol. I never thought City could become anymore of a laughing stock that they already were! I was wrong! Forget having a giggle at the x factor or family guy! Just tune into Skysports news or Satanta for a real laugh. A bunch of toothless, blue clad fools singing about being the biggest club ever while the world laughs.

    Satanta for comedy channel of the year!!!!!!!!

  5. Mic says:

    Tell you what, City… get out of it. A desperate Robinho joins and now they want Rio and Ronaldo. Please.

  6. Jimmy The Weed says:

    Simmo – you’ve got it in a nutshell.”toothless, blue-clad fools” LOL! All these inbred pondlife with tea towels on their heads telling us to watch our backs because they are the biggest club in the world. But sshhh! don’t let on to them how funny they are. They are keeping us all amused

  7. Kings says:

    I’m shitting in my pants!!

  8. Tom F says:

    Robinson Macgregor: is your ‘space bar’ broken……….? :B)

    Well, you know, all of us glory hunters better go support City!

    It’s funny that the Sheikh doesn’t see the difference between biggest and richest club in the world. What an absolute barmy bastard!

    As if Rio would ever go to City. As if any United player, who is a threat for us, will be sold to a rival side? Ronaldo wouldn’t even want to go there.

    I can’t wait for the transfer window and also think Chelsea (sadly for us) will hammer them next week!

  9. Bob Koh says:

    City’s new owners make me laugh! Another Leeds in the making?

  10. UnitedFan says:

    oh city r a massive club

  11. el rojo says:

    Fabregas described a move to city as a ‘suicidal’ career move, Bebatov said ‘no thanks, money isn’t everything’ and Ronaldo and Buffon just laughed. My guess is they won’t be able to sign anyone of significance in January.

  12. nagraj says:

    massif yeah..big up citeh….

    towelhead cunts…can’t wait for oil to dry up…

  13. dodgee says:

    City will not sign any of those players there talking about and they don’t want ronaldo! well haha at that robinho will be looking to move next summer and city will be buying nobodies so i think we should just forget about it tbh. Lol btw that there gonna be a top 4 club!

  14. art says:

    “Manchester United are our arch rivals in the footballing world, and for the past 30 plus years it has been commonly said that we have underachieved while living in Uniteds shadow.”

    Arf. For the past 32 years the club formerly known as cITEH* have been underachieving in Stockport’s shadow.

    *Now known as Abu Dhabi United

  15. Ishaq(South Africa) says:

    Do City really have more money to burn than other pricks in blue???

  16. Tom F says:

    Yes Ishaq!

    It’s actually true, though funny, that City are the richest club in the world. Well, their owners have made them that way.

    The same guy could have purchased Sunderland, Wigan, QPR, Acrinton Stanley (who are they?) and then those clubs would have become the richest in the world. Do City fans see the point with this?

    They are nowhere as near the size or stature of Chelsea, who despite having more money for years have failed to win the title for 2 years and also still haven’t won the Champions League.

    City fans will never realise, that while their team will of course challenge for the 6th, 5th and maybe one day 4th place, money is not everything!

    Players don’t want to go to City and Chelsea as much as I hate them are still far more talented (or capable of winning matches) than City. They have been that way before the take over by Roman and after…

    I’ll be glad when the season roles on, because no games have been played since the take over at Wastelands. It’ll be amusing to see City losing the same amount of games as usual, bring the Bitters back down to earth, starting next Sunday, though I’d actually prefer them to win! :D

  17. Arsene wanker says:

    couldnt careless,they will always be Man shitty, wheather they are the richest club in the world (richest club in the world my arse) or not,they are shitty and will always be .

  18. Its in my blood says:

    to the tune of The Who’s “Substitute”
    Anyone got any thoughts on a second line?

  19. suhayl says:

    disneyland is it? laughing stock…they’re looking more and more stupid by the minute

  20. shingadiaFC says:

    They want all the best players in the world. But soon, they will want the best manager in the world…..SIR ALEX FERGUSON !!!!

    (but lets face it – fergie’s heart is literally engraved on the manutd emblem, so he wont be jumping into the arabs jakpot)


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