City and United play mean
THE war of words between local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has intensified.
City kicked things off by parading new signing Carlos Tévez around Manchester in a petty yet amusing billboard campaign.
City welcomed Tévez to the city, conveniently forgetting that he had plied his trade with United for the past two seasons.
To make things worse for United’s fans, the picture shows Tévez scoring a crucial goal at Wigan last season which went some way to securing the Premier League title.
Sir Alex Ferguson has responded in typical fashion by writing off City’s title challenge, before the season has even begun.
He said: “”It won’t be easy for them to win anything, even with the players they have bought.
“I can’t look at them as our main competitors. Liverpool and Chelsea are our main competitors.”
Except by even mentioning them Ferguson has included City as a possible challenger.
Last season Ferguson picked Rafael Benitez to be his public combatant of choice, as Liverpool became genuine Premier League challengers for the first time.
This came after years of ignoring the Spaniard, prefering to verbally joust with Arsene Wenger, who suddenly Ferguson has become best buddies with, as the threat of Arsenal has receded.
By kicking off his mind games this early Ferguson has admitted for the first time his fear of not even being the number one side in Manchester.