Moyes - Money not always the answer
Updated Monday, 20th December 2010
David Moyes believes Manchester City still have much to do to prove themselves as true title challengers.
But with City able to take top spot in the Barclays Premier League with victory over Moyes' Everton on Monday, the Scot accepts their heavy investment is propelling them in the right direction.
City, who have spent more than £350million in the transfer market since Sheikh Mansour's takeover in 2008, have been hampered this season by a series of stories concerning off-field disharmony.
The latest is a row between the club and star player Carlos Tevez, who has demanded a transfer, yet, despite these issues, they could move to the summit on Monday, albeit having played two more games than rivals Manchester United.
"Money isn't always the answer but if you are going to win things you have to spend money," Moyes said. "If you want a quick return to overtake the Manchester Uniteds and Chelseas of this world, you are going to have to spend good money to get there.
"But even that isn't guaranteed. It takes time to get it all to happen. I don't think you can do it that quickly but I think Manchester City are getting themselves in a position at the right end of the table for what they are spending - they will probably hope to see some rewards for it."