Manchester City, over the past five years, has been the fastest growing club, franchise and brand in world football. From listening to false information from a fan at Maine Road which eventually got them relegated, to playing in a stadium that was used for the Commonwealth games with superstar players such as Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure playing in the famous sky blue shirts.
With two Premier League titles, a League Cup, a FA Cup and Community Shield in the trophy cabinet, the one that is just out of the reach is the Champions League. Since their inclusion in the European competition in 2012, City have been drawn in the so called ‘group of death’, and this year is no exception. Already losing to Bayern Munich, and drawing against Italian giants AS Roma, Manuel Pellegrini’s side are facing a struggle to get out of the group.
In the 1-1 draw against Ashley Cole and co, it seems the fans are still not convinced about their chances of European success this season. With a flurry of blue empty seats across all four corners of the Etihad stadium, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand took his frustration out on Twitter.
By the way Rio, think Louis Van Gaal is keen to bring you back to Old Trafford with their dodgy defence this season!
Expanding the stadium for what though?? For who though???
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 30, 2014