Milner - I made right choice
Man City midfielder James Milner is sure he made the right decision after moving to the club from Villa.
By James Riach
Last Updated: 26/08/10 7:40am
Manchester City midfielder James Milner is sure he made the right decision after moving to the club from Aston Villa.
The 24-year-old England international completed his move to Eastlands earlier in the month and made his debut in the 3-0 win over Liverpool on Monday.
Milner, formerly of Leeds and Newcastle, cost the Blues approximately £26million, with Stephen Ireland going in the opposite direction.
Ireland has since warned Milner that the grass is not always greener on the other side and that he perhaps did not make the right choice in opting to join the City revolution.
But Roberto Mancini's new signing has been impressed with the set-up of the club so far, and has played down the debate with Ireland.
He said: "I have not seen the story but heard it second and third hand. Hopefully he can do well at Aston Villa and be a great signing for them.
"Likewise hopefully I can have success here. The set up is very good at City. The professionalism and attention to detail, down to the recovery and preparation for games, is right up there.
"So we are geared up to doing very well. It is down to us to go out on the pitch and see who far we can go. We will take it one game at a time.
"I knew it would be a good opportunity. Aston Villa are a very good club and we came close to winning something last year.
"Manchester City are also a very good club and moving in the right direction. They have a lot of fantastic players."
Milner had an impressive debut against the Reds earlier in the week and will be hoping to make an impact in City's Europa League clash on Thursday.