Manchester United captain Gary Neville admits even bitter rivals Liverpool command more respect from him than certain clubs "who throw a load of money" at success.
Although Neville did not mention anyone by name, given he was comparing them unfavourably with Liverpool - the team he despised as a kid - it is hard not to feel Manchester City might be in his sights.
"When I was a youngster, they [Liverpool] won everything," said Neville, in a special interview for MUTV with former United star Paddy Crerand.
"It was horrible. Jealousy does come into it but I have more respect for their traditions than I would for some of the other clubs coming onto the scene throwing a load of money at it.
"They [Liverpool] have got history."