Richard Dunne has taken a swipe at his old club Manchester City by claiming money cannot buy the team spirit he is enjoying at Aston Villa.
The former City captain made an acrimonious exit from Eastlands on transfer deadline day, accusing chief executive Garry Cook of stabbing him in the back.
Dunne also warned that although the spirit among City’s expensively assembled squad may be strong while the team is doing well, there was no guarantee that would be the case when the going got tough.
The Republic of Ireland defender said: ‘People are always going on about the bigger clubs who have spent a lot more money.
'But it is all down to the attitude of the players — and the attitude here is second to none. You can’t buy what we’ve got here.
'From day one the dressing room has been brilliant.’