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Giggs: Where's Your History, City?

While the rest of the Premier League glances nervously over their shoulders at Manchester City, Ryan Giggs insists his cross-town rivals are nothing more than new money.

When City's new owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), splashed out £32million to prise Robinho away from Real Madrid, their intention was to make a statement of intent.

England has got the message, as the Brazilian superstar's arrival at Eastlands has provoked wary responses from players, pundits and managers across the country.

For instance, Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher has expressed his concern over ADUG's obvious financial supremacy, while Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez believes the Mancunian derby will now be recognised among the world's greatest.

But Giggs is decidedly less worried, and he insisted that no amount of success over the next few seasons will see the Sky Blues outgrow the Red Devils.

"City have the richest owner in the world but I still see United as the biggest club," the United winger, formerly of City's youth system, told The Guardian.

"United have status and history that has taken years to build up. It stretches back to the days of the Busby Babes, to players like Sir Bobby Charlton and George Best.

"We have fans in India, China, South America. That popularity is a result of our history. Money can't necessarily get you that."

Source: Goal.com
 
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