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Giggs Tells Us What We Already Know

Manchester City now have obscene amounts of money - and they try to buy everything that moves in the transfer market. However, just like Chelsea, they can't buy history and prestige, says Ryan Giggs.

'City have the richest owner in the world but I still see United as the biggest club in the world,' he said.

'United have a status and history that it has taken years to build up. It stretches back to the Busby Babes, to players like Sir Bobby Charlton and George Best. It will be very interesting to see what happens at City, but what we have at United is very special.

'You see it when we go abroad in pre-season, you appreciate how popular United is. We have fans in India, China, South America. That popularity is a result of our history. Money can`t necessarily get you that.'

Well, what can one say? We all know this, Ryan, it is obvious.

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Date:Thursday September 4 2008
Time: 7:30PM


Who says your bigger, but you are poorer
Tiny T
05/09/2008 08:01:00
dan the man
05/09/2008 09:25:00
We won the league and the champions league, and we are the biggest club in the world because we keep on doing it year in and year out :)
05/09/2008 09:35:00
Citeh can go crash a plane to make history
05/09/2008 13:48:00
^Too far. Silly things like that just highlight your moronity.
05/09/2008 17:37:00
Also, Dantheman...are you suffering from amnesia? I think youll find we have won the league 2 times on the trot now, have won the CL three times, the FA Cup the most times out of anyone AND are the biggest supported club with approximately 3% of the world follwong the mighty reds. So, yeah I think that makes us slightly bigger than Citeh, dotn you?
05/09/2008 17:39:00
Why is this even up for debate?? Having a rich owner does not make the club rich. The money is in the owner's account. If rich owners judged how rich a team was, QPR and Chelsea would be a much more valuable team than us!
06/09/2008 01:04:00
But United are also one of the most hated clubs in the World too. Spent like there was no tomorrow at the start of the Premiership and have enjoyed the fruits of receiving the largest TV rights income most seasons from then on. Apparently Blackburn also 'bought the title' and in recent seasons Chelsea have. But United will always have that history of buying the title more than anyone else
06/09/2008 22:59:00
United are currently the biggest and best in the world, but it's not that long since you were relegated, football is a transient thing, enjoy the glory as long as it lasts. Money didn't bring success for Newcastle or Fulham, the Spurs owner is a billionaire yet has not ploughed it all into the club, and personally I think the new owner of City is incredibly naive in his approach. That said I think the so called big 4, in reality only a big 2, will soon become a big 3, Chelsea/United/City based on wealth. United's wealth is based on a huge fan base, massive stadium full every game, worldwide appeal, great success on the field, oh and 770million pounds of debt. I think the wishful thinkers that United are finished will be proved wrong, personally I'd settle for Arsenal being squeezed into oblivion once they lose the Champions League millions!!!
07/09/2008 02:00:00
this is a really stupid debate...its like comparing a Bugatti Veyron with a Fiat Panda...The Panda will never become a Veyron. Ever...
07/09/2008 08:12:00
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