London, Feb 22 (ANI): Taking a fresh dig at Manchester City, Sir Alex Ferguson said that they will never match the spirit he has created at Manchester United.
Ferguson said all the money in the world would not enable City to match United's achievements despite their extraordinary newfound wealth under billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour.
"It has increased that competitive element between the fans, no doubt about it. The decibel level went up in the last two games. We have to get used to it, have to do something about it, and accept the challenge," The Mirror quoted him, as saying.
"There's nothing wrong with having a challenge. We have to do what we're good at and hope it's good enough. This is a club with so much wealth they could buy every player in the world, but can they buy a team, can they buy a Manchester United spirit?
"I don't expect City to be bigger than us, I really don't, even with all that money. The problem with having all that money is that you buy indiscriminately. Sunderland, in the 1950s, the Bank of England team: relegated. I wouldn't wish relegation on City,"erguson said.
Ferguson also revealed he remains in contact with Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the former United star's 80 million pounds move to Real Madrid.
"I got a text from him last week saying 'I miss you so much'," said Ferguson. "I'd texted him to say happy birthday. He was 25. And he said he missed me, and thanks for all the kind things you're saying about me. You appreciate things like that." (ANI)