Roma’s tenacious Italian World Cup winner Daniele De Rossi is supposedly the subject of interest from both United and City according to The Daily Star. Sir Alex Ferguson has been considering an £18m offer for the ferocious midfielder which is set to be eclipsed by City’s offer of £35m.
A strong argument can be mounted that a horrendous injury list during the last campaign made the difference between Manchester United winning a fourth successive Premier League title and narrowly missing out by a mere point. Without wishing to give an impression that everything is all doom and gloom, signs are beginning to emerge that history may be about to repeat itself. The only exception being the unexpected early return of England international midfielder Michael Carrick.
The obsession Manchester City has with becoming a bigger club than United has produced a number of bizarre attempts in the last couple of years. Putting up giant billboards in the City centre, paying record transfer fees for players who can barely last 12 months at Eastlands and having Chief Executives making boastful claims in New York City bars all failed to make an impression so now they’re trying the most childish one of all. It almost seems as if City is trying to convince itself that it really is a big club.