The dust has started to settle after ADUG’s takeover of Manchester City and, although Ryan Giggs has claimed that Manchester United are still the biggest club by some way, others have admitted that the Eastlands outfit could be a force to be reckoned with – even this season!
While it won’t be until January that the new rich kids on the block can spend again, Sky Sports reports that Rafael Benitez is wary of the financial clout that they carry after this investment, with the Spaniard reckoning on them to perhaps challenge for title honours sooner rather than later.
He said: “You cannot just win the title by spending money but Chelsea won for two years spending big, big money. Afterwards Manchester United won spending lots of money too.
“If we are talking about spending money then maybe Manchester City will win the title this year.
“It is not just a question of money but if you have more money it is easier. If you don’t have too much money, you must do the job as best you can.
“If we are talking now, maybe they (City) need time but if we talk in January, maybe they will buy five players… then you never know.
“But it is not just a question of ‘I will invest more and I will win’. You cannot guarantee anything.”
So money can’t buy you titles on its own, but without it, a club has no chance of winning the Premier League. Is it too early for City to win the title? After all, it was only three weeks ago that they were getting tonked 4-2 at Aston Villa and it’s not as if the team has changed radically since then! Nevertheless, they are forcing other managers of top clubs to sit up and take notice. City away is no longer a likely three points it seems.