Are Manchester City poised to overtake Manchester United?

19 January 2010 09:42
Fans of both clubs would have scoffed at the suggestion until recently, but City's unrivalled wealth and United's debt are threatening to nudge the pendulum towards Eastlands. [LNB]Less than five years ago, Manchester United plc was the envy of the sporting world, and with a team based around the remarkable Cristiano Ronaldo they won the World Club Championship last January. This season however, United have appeared remarkably vulnerable, with a crippling debt of £699 and an ageing team in need of investment. [LNB]Sir Alex Ferguson discounts threat posed by Manchester CityBut while United are teetering over a financial black hole, City have emerged as the world's richest club with the backing of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan. Where United have debt, City have a cash mountain. [LNB]But is money alone enough to tip the balance? Or do you agree with David Beckham, who said yesterday: "City will never be bigger than United. Being successful and one of the most recognised clubs in the world doesn't come from money. It's about history.' [LNB]Is Beckham right? Have your say below? [LNB]

Source: Telegraph