“They’re not a ‘Super Club’. They are a manufactured club,” he continued
“Not built out of great history or iconic image but one bought by Middle Eastern money seeking soft influence via sport.
“This wealth doesn’t entitle them to sign up to rules of an organisation and then pick and choose which ones they want to adhere to.
“The simple facts are City are unlikely to be innocent victims singled out by Uefa, who, despite not being a perfect entity, are the governing body for European competition and to whose rules all clubs have signed up.