London: Manchester City midfielder James Milner has said that money cannot buy Premier League title.
Owner Sheik Mansour has reportedly invested more than 400 million pounds on players in a bid to make the club champions, money that looked well spent during the first half of the season.
But the 1-0 defeat at Arsenal left City`s campaign on the brink of unravelling completely, with arch-rivals Manchester United now eight points clear with only six games remaining.
Manchester City’s late slump proves that the League title is worth more than a quick buck, a daily reports.
Milner said: “For the last 20 years, Manchester United have got that knack of winning and know how to close out title races. This is the first year we’ve been up there as a group.”
“We have brought players in and it takes time for them to settle. As a team, to keep improving you have to work hard and be together for a number of years.”
City has spent 210 million pounds in two years under Roberto Mancini.
Milner said: “Whatever happens this season, whether we win it or don’t, we have to make sure we learn from the good and the poor things which have gone on.”