Sat 11 February 2023 | 15:50

Rio Ferdinand: "Man City players are more worried about their wages"

Premier League announced an investigation in Man City toward several alleged breaches of the competition's rules. The English club says they are 'surprised' by Premier League allegations, but they welcome review by an independent commission.


Manchester City

facing the potential point reduction to relegation from the top flight,

Rio Ferdinand

believes players will be more concerned by their own situation than their club's situation.


I think their players will look at it and think, 'are we going to stay in the competitions?'"

he said on

BT Sport


"'We are hopefully not going to get a points deduction or be relegated. And am I getting paid?' That is the black and white of it from the players point of view. You don't get involved in what is happening upstairs. I was at Manchester United with the Glazer stuff that was going on."

Manchester City's boss

Pep Guardiola

told earlier about the allegations:

"We are lucky we live in a society where everybody is innocent until proven guilty. We didn't have this opportunity. (People say) we are already guilty. I think we have good lawyers but the Premier League - supported by 19 teams - are going to take good lawyers too. If we are not innocent we will accept what the judge or Premier League decide, but what happens if it's the same as UEFA and we are innocent? What happens to restore our damage?"



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source: BT Sport

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