Johnson confident Manchester United will slip up to hand Manchester City a trophy

19 January 2011 11:03
Buzzing: Adam Johnson is positive that Manchester City will win something this term

Adam Johnson believes Manchester United will slip up at some stagein the title race as expectations grow at Manchester City that they areon the verge of landing a first trophy in 35 years.

City are second in the Barclays Premier League behind unbeatenUnited and Johnson is certain silverware is just around the corner.

'Every game we win it's a step closer,' he said.

'Excitement is building and all the lads can feel it. We just wantgames to keep coming. Hopefully it will lead to us winning one of thecups or the league.

'I'm sure teams are going to slip up. We've still got to go to Old Trafford and United still have some tough games as well.

'Some of our football is a different class and it all seems to be clicking for us. We're getting better each game.'

United chief executive David Gill has taken the fight to City bytelling an audience in Abu Dhabi that Sir Alex Ferguson still has thefinancial muscle to compete for the world's top players.

Speaking at the opening of a Manchester United Soccer School in theGulf state, Gill was asked if United could compete with theirneighbours if a player like Real Madrid's Kaka became available.

Gill said: 'If we wanted to. Over time, if you follow Manchester United, you will know we have rarely bought the world star.

'We have made them world stars by playing for United and that will continue.'

He added: 'We showed with Wayne Rooney that we will pay the appropriate amount to keep players.'

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