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Ferguson blasts cocky City
18 Sep 2009 - 10:11:09
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has once again slammed Manchester City for their cockiness.
Mark Hughes' side have beaten Blackburn Rovers, Wolves, Portsmouth and Arsenal already this season and have a 100 per cent winning record going into this weekend's Manchester derby.
However, Ferguson insists City's cocky attitude will eventually come back to haunt them, saying: "I think they've got seven centre-forwards now, which is crazy, just amazing.
"But when you've spent that amount of money, and the wages they're paying, you have to win the league with that kind of investment and that's where the difficulty will come for them.
"It's going to be very difficult for them to win the league when you see the likes of ourselves, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal because they've got to beat the four of us at some point this season to get the league.
"It's very difficult to get into the top four and it's even more difficult to get into the top one, and that's what this league is all about - being number one.
"They've been a bit, how can I put it, cocky. Yes, a bit cocky. They've had a softish start to the season, with two or three easier games.
"Their result on Saturday (the 4-2 win against Arsenal) was the one that surprised people because scoring four goals against Arsenal was an emphatic result.
"So they've had a good start and when you get a good start it can galvanise you and give you confidence."