Banner controversy rumbles on
November 15, 2010 by Michael
Companies offering banner printing in Altrincham or other areas around Manchester have had a lasting effect on Manchester United’s manager, Alex Ferguson. The outspoken manager spoke out again against United’s local rivals, Manchester City ahead of their recent derby match on the 10th November, and their now famous printed banner which was displayed on Manchester’s main shopping area, Deansgate, showing City’s new signing Carlos Tevez claiming “Welcome to Manchester. The banner rubbed United’s nose in City’s signing of Tevez as they had brought the star to play for City from United and was picked up by the national media at the time.
Photographs of the famous city blue banner are often reused as the rivalry rumbles on between the two teams and with the most recent rumours of Wayne Rooney moving to Manchester City which turned out to be false, it had certainly looked like the banner printing companies could have been getting busy again.
Alex Ferguson reopened that wound on Tuesday night with his comments that the banner was ‘stupid’ and noted that he thought that the decision to print and display the poster in the city centre would be acknowledged as a stupid decision now by Manchester City themselves.
Although Fergie acknowledged that some fans may have approved of the banner, he said he felt that others would be embarrassed. In his comments, he claimed that the Manchester City team should prove itself on the pitch before getting carried away and shouting of their successful signings from the roof tops and warned that all the money in the world does not guarantee trophies in the Premier League.