Hughes rejects Fergie criticism

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has rebuffed criticism from Sir Alex Ferguson over the club's spending this summer.

City's latest signing was Carlos Tevez, who spent the last two seasons under Ferguson at Manchester United, on whom them spent £26.5million. Ferguson described City's spending this year as "stupid" and "unrealistic".

But Hughes said: "We haven't had the benefit of Champions League money over a long period and we haven't had the success to generate the large amounts of money."

He added: "All the squads and managers have spent large amounts to be successful. That has never changed. We are trying to be successful and, to do that, we have to spend money.

"We understand how people may view us at this time, when times are hard financially for a lot of people.

"But football sometimes bucks that trend, almost always, certainly at the top level."

Hughes also rejected suggestions City had paid over the odds for Tevez.

"I think in this current age, and given some of the other transfers this summer, notably Ronaldo to Real Madrid, Carlos will prove a bargain," he said.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

European News
Manchester City
Carlos Tevez
Mark Hughes
Premier League
UEFA Champions League
Manchester United
Mark Hughes

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again