Thursday, 22 April 2010
It probably isn’t the best time to say it, but in the aftermath of Man City’s last gasp derby defeat to bitter rivals United, it became clear that City are a club on the rapid rise.
So often a fixture that proved to be a minor irritant rather than a formidable challenge, City’s very expensive revolution has forced United to take them seriously this year.
Fergie showed that by naming his strongest line up, including veterans Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Edwin Van Der Sar.
United have been at the top of the English game for over a decade so it was no surprise they had the last laugh in this battle.
However, unless there is another crop of outrageously talented youngsters about to make the step up from the United academy, much of the United’s side are approaching their best before date.
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