Rio rules out City move

24 July 2009 10:50
Manchester United centre-half Rio Ferdinand insists he is not tempted to join the Manchester City revolution.

The England ace has seen his international colleague John Terry strongly linked with a switch to Eastlands, with speculation surrounding such a deal refusing to go away.

City are currently in the process of a substantial summer rebuilding programme as they look to put the considerable riches of the Abu Dhabi United Group to good use.

Whether they succeed in luring Chelsea skipper Terry to Manchester remains to be seen, but Carlos Tevez, Roque Santa Cruz, Emmanuel Adebayor and Gareth Barry have already been acquired.

The ultimate ambition is for City to one day challenge cross-town neighbours United for domestic and continental dominance.

Ferdinand does not believe the Red Devils have anything to fear anytime soon, though, and insists he has no desire to leave his current post at the heart of Sir Alex Ferguson's back four.

Unsure"JT is his own man, he will make his own decision," Ferdinand is reported as saying by

"For what reason he might go there will be down to him. I am sure he will tell everyone when he decides to come out and speak.

"Everyone makes their own decisions in life but, if I was leaving United, I wouldn't go to a team that I didn't feel was capable of winning trophies.

"That's just my feeling. I wouldn't leave here to go to a team that I didn't think would finish in the top two or three in the league and be vying for European medals.

"Whether that's Manchester City or not, I don't know.

"I am not sure if they're going to be championship-winning material."

Source: SKY_Sports