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Manchester City: Fans dismiss Danny Mills’ claims about near neighbours being a bigger club

Manchester City: Fans dismiss Danny Mills’ claims about near neighbours being a bigger club

Former Manchester City defender and now talkSPORT pundit Danny Mills has claimed that the Etihad Stadium outfit are still a smaller club than their Old Trafford neighbours, despite City’s plentiful success over the last decade.

The radio station’s Twitter channel @talkSPORT shared a clip of Mills’ comments about his former club, who he says lag well behind Liverpool and Manchester United in terms of global support and status.

The 42-year-old added that Manchester City would need to win multiple Champions League titles and “sign a Messi-esque type player” if they are to “get anywhere near that sort of status” of the other Premier League clubs he mentioned.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Mills said: “If you go to most countries outside of Europe, the two biggest clubs supported-wise are Liverpool and Manchester United, and that’s because of history. Manchester City at the moment are still a long way behind that.

“To go to that next level, City have got to win the Champions League two or three times, or they’ve got to sign a Messi-esque type player to put them on a global level to get anywhere near that sort of status.”

Former England international Mills played 52 times for Manchester City between 2004 and 2008, during which the club’s highest league finish was eighth in the 2004/05 season, and despite winning four Premier League titles since 2012, the Champions League has continually eluded City.

However, these Manchester City fans took to Twitter to react with scorn towards Mills’ comments:

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