FFS you for real, that is not even a question.
Utd are so far ahead of City it is unreal.......put it this way, prior to the Arabs investing did anyone give a shit or even hear about City ?
No not really, look at all the silly Africans now with their City and Utd and whatever strips on......how many of them have you seen with WBA because thats about the true level of City.
I dislike all teams in the EPL but at least Utd were a true big club before Sky......money cant buy you history and stature etc which is why they will fall back to mediocrity when the billionaires take their money elsewhere......tbh I couldnt care less about them or any team down South but not on the same level as Utd period.
You keep saying City were nothing before the Arab money but that is simply not true. They had won a European Trophy before the game was driven by big business. Comparing them to a club the size of West Brom is just laughable. You do know that United were a lower league club in the not too distant past?
City are the team of the City of Manchester. It is United that are the worldwide brand team that have plastic fans dotted here there and everywhere. I actually heard , no idea if true, that the largest football supporters club in the World is a United supporters group in China.
You keep saying that you hate the globalisation of football and pick City out as an example of this but you probably couldn't pick a worse example. Along with Spurs they are the club that have remained closest to their roots. Chelsea,Arsenal,United and possibly Liverpool are made up by tourists and plastic fans. Don't take my word for it just ask Roy Kean!
City as a club have worked tirelessly to retain their links with the local community and the people of Manchester. They are building a Club that will continue to grow and even after the Arabs have gone they will have left behind a legacy that will see City going from strength to strength. They offer a certain number of reduced priced season tickets so the 'Real' supporters can still afford to go week in week out. Last time i checked there were a limited number priced at £299.
I have heard the Arabs will get bored. Why? What evidence is there of that? The Arabs are not in it for the long haul. What evidence is there of that? The £200 Million spent on the Youth academy would suggest they are very much in it for the long haul.
Not only have theyt built one of the best club sides in English football they are building one of the best Ladies Football teams in Europe. City Ladies are playing Lyon in the Champions League semi final this coming weekend.
United are the bigger club but City are the team of the here and now and that is not going to change any time soon if ever.