Fernando happy he chose Manchester City over Manchester United

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Fernando is confident he chose the right club in Manchester when he opted to join Manchester City in the summer, amid reports that rivals Manchester United were also interested.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Brazilian’s £12million to Etihad Stadium took a long time to complete and it was not helped by the fact that there were noises being made that a rival offer could arrive out of Old Trafford.

That was in January, however, where City could not get the deal completed before the transfer window closed and David Moyes was in charge at Manchester United, which did not turn out to well in the end.

Fernando praised Louis van Gaal’s squad and predicted the difficulties they were experiencing would eventually pass such is the calibre of player they have, but was sure he had made the correct decision to move City.

I'm happy I'm on this side of Manchester

"We know the quality they have, the new players they have bought and the challenges we will have to face when we play against them,” he said.

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"We know that United are going through a difficult time recently - but that can happen to any team. They have good players.

"I'm happy I'm on this side of Manchester. We are doing very well in the Premier League and I hope we can carry on for a long time doing as well as we have been.

"For me this is one of the best squads in the world. There are aspects where we can improve but we are working on that. Some of the best players in the world are in this squad."

Poor result

Fernando would not have been feeling too good on Saturday afternoon, however, as he had a poor game in Manchester City’s defeat at in-form West Ham United in the early kick-off.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side looked tired after a draining trip to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday and they could not muster a comeback, despite David Silva making it 2-1 with 12 minutes remaining with a beauty of a strike.

It means they remain five points behind leaders Chelsea ahead of their trip to Manchester United in the late Sunday kick-off, where they will be hoping for their rivals to do them a favour – not a great start to the defence of the their second Premier League title.

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