Friday, September 05, 2008

Fergie Unconcerned By City Money

Sir Alex Ferguson is unconcerned by the threat posed by local rivals Manchester City following their takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment. The Manchester United manager was speaking following a two-day meeting of Europe's top coaches at the Swiss headquarters of European soccer's governing body Uefa.

Ferguson also poured scorn on suggestions that City would make a move for Cristiano Ronaldo in the January transfer window. Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim, head of the Abu Dhabi United Group, had suggested that he was prepared to pay £135m for the Portugal winger but, having already seen off the advances from Real Madrid for Ronaldo, Ferguson wasn't prepared to take City's interest too seriously. "They can talk," he said.

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