James Milner is preparing himself for a fight this season, as competition for places at Eastlands looks certain to intensify, Sky Sports report.
The former Aston Villa midfielder was anything but first choice last campaign and rejected claims he could leave Eastlands this summer in search of regular football.
The 25-year-old said: “It’s a big season for me. You come to a new club and it takes time to find your bearings. But now I want to get a foothold in the team and prove to people that I’m good enough to be here and in the team regularly.” He continued.
“Winning silverware is the only reason why I came here. We did that last season and that showed it was the right move for me.” Milner said. “At the end of your career you look back and you want to see a trophy cabinet full of winners’ medals.”
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Tevez still seeking exit.
Carlos Tevez still wants out of Man City and says he is not ‘overly worried’ by the breakdown of his Corinthians move, BBC Sport report.
A deal was seemingly agreed but the Brazilian side pulled out as they couldn’t push the £40m transfer through before their international transfer window closed at 0400 BST on Wednesday.
However, Tevez’ agent Kia Joorabchian said: “This deal was always going to be difficult because of the timing. In the end, this came down to small details, to haggling over a relatively small amount of money, and it couldn’t be done in time,” he added.
“This is Carlos Tevez we are talking about, one of the best players in the world. We are not overly worried.”
Becks makes City dig.
David Beckham has stoked the Manchester rivalry by declaring he believes Man City will always play catch-up to Man Utd, despite their new found affluence, according to Sky Sports.
Roberto Mancini looks set to bolster his ranks again this summer, with the talented Sergio Aguero primed for a move, but Beckham still argues they will never become a greater team.
“They’re bringing good players in, they’ve got strong people with a lot of money behind them as a club, so they’re going to improve. But they are never going to be Man United, I have always said that.”
The LA Galaxy captain added: “They might be a threat against teams this season and seasons to come, but Manchester United have got the history and silverware over the last 20 years.”
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