- Aug 27, 2021
Teams like United fielded better teams due to superior resources as well though. It’s not like you were on a level playing field either. It isnt even like they spent a dramatically different amount of money than you.Aguero at City doesn't happen without the financial doping. The players are complicit and know fully well what's going on.... I don't think you can completely separate the two.
Yes they've played some incredible football, but that's only because they've assembled a squad of superstars alongside one of the best domestic managers the game has seen.
Who cares if the credibility of the league takes a bit of a hit when actually the credibility of the sport is at stake?
Do people forget what and where City were before the takeover?? The whole thing stinks.
United wasn’t exactly fielding a team of poor man’s volunteers against them.
So yes, how they have conducted themselves as owners should disqualify them from Ownership. But I remember watching those years, and it didn’t feel like City had a Galactico team that teams like United had no chance against.
Now, the exception I might make in my opinion would be this last team. The unreported money on Haaland alone amounts to more than every possible case of under the table payments I’ve heard rumors of on other players …combined (65m?). It’s like not winning the CL made them finally crack and go full Midas sage mode.