Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed Manchester City’s chances of challenging for the Premier League title by saying that they are a ‘small club with a small mentality’.


The city centre billboard featuring Tevez.

Ferguson’s comments come as a result of the way that Manchester City have handled the signing of former Old Trafford loanee Carlos Tevez. A city-centre billboard has appeared saying ‘Carlos Tevez, welcome to Manchester’ under a sky-blue picture.

This is something that has clearly angered Ferguson who says that ‘all they (Manchester City) can talk about is Manchester United’ and that ‘they can’t get away from it’. As for the Tevez transfer, Ferguson believes the fact that City view this as a triumph over United is ‘poor stuff’.

As we all know, Mark Hughes has spent a lot of money in recent weeks to secure the signatures of Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gareth Barry and Roque Santa Cruz. However, as you would expect, Ferguson has his own views on the transfer policy shown by Manchester City.

The United boss says that money is the only reason these players have moved to Eastlands and that anyone who claims otherwise is kidding themselves. The ‘big attraction’ in playing for Manchester City right now is the money you are going to earn, according to Ferguson.

As for Adebayor – who cost City £25m from Arsenal – Ferguson claimed that Adebayor’s agent had contacted Manchester United after he had agreed terms with City to see if something could happen at ‘the last minute’.

The same was done with Chelsea and Ferguson finished by saying that the Togo striker was ‘desperate to get either Chelsea or us’.

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