Man City news – Maradona backs City choice, Hammers eye Bridge, Fergie: City in tough group

Maradona backs City choice.

In the wake of Sergio Aguero’s stunning hat-trick against Wigan, Diego Maradona believes his son-in-law’s is at the perfect club to aid his progression, The Independent report.

The latter said Aguero needed to move on from Atletico Madrid for his career to flourish: “I said Aguero needed a team that would support him, so that he can play in the Champions League.

“It was not the case with Atletico Madrid. People from Atletico Madrid said I was a fool.” He continued. “I told them that foolish person wasn’t me, because Aguero is now playing for a team – Manchester City – that will fight for everything.”

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Hammers eye Bridge.

West Ham is looking to take Wayne Bridge back to Upton Park in a second loan deal, ESPN Soccernet report.

The Hammers were happy to pay the full-back’s £80k-a-week wages when they took him for the second half of last season, but it is thought Sam Allardyce will be less willing to give in to such high demands.

The former Chelsea defender is well out of favour with Roberto Mancini at Manchester City but a West ham source says we will have to wait and see if a deal comes off.

“We shall have to wait and see but West ham actually paid all his wages last year. If he is not in their 25 man squad they’ll take anything they can get for him now.”

Fergie: City in tough group.

Sir Alex Ferguson says his side are lucky not to have been drawn in a Champions League group as tough as Manchester City’s, Sky Sports report.

City face challenges in the form of Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Napoli, where as Utd’s group is less demanding with the likes of Benfica, Basel and Otelul Gulati standing in their way, and Ferguson realises lady luck smiled on his side.

“I think we’ve been very lucky in the draw because you can sometimes get a really difficult group – not just against good teams but involving travel too,” said the Red Devils manager.See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Man City v Wigan

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