Aston Villa signing Shay Given says there's no stopping former club Manchester City.

Given is convinced it is only a matter of time before City, who last night continued their staggering spending with the £38m capture of Atletico Madrid's Argentine superstar Sergio Aguero, are doing the same on the pitch.

He said: "City will do big things. They've got fantastic owners who are bringing in some of the best players in the world. It's inevitable.

"Winning the Premier League and winning the European Cup, if not next season, it will happen in the years to come.

"It's just a matter of time. When you have that level of support, there's every chance.

"Last year they had to aim to win the title and that's the case now.

"They'll have to try and win it every year. Can they do it this coming year? Yes."

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