Barton lashes Man City on Twitter
Joey Barton has blasted Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, claiming the Italian has spent poorly given the club's vast riches.
The former City midfielder took to Twitter during the side's 0-0 draw with West Ham, and claimed that none of the line-up would get into Barcelona's current side.
"Considering they could have any player in the world with the money they've got. They have got some s**** players Man city," Barton tweeted.
"Just put sky sports 4 on. How many of this Man City team would get in Barca's? Just not exciting for a team with more cash than sense.
"If I had their money on football manager, I'd build a well better side... #FACT"
Barton also ranted at City's fans, claiming to have a poor opinion of them after accepting Carlos Tevez back into the fold following his six-month absence last season.
He added: "Like they give a s*** about the fans. I lost respect for their fans when they took back Tevez with open arms after his self imposed exile. He even had the audacity to celebrate a goal with a golf swing in front of you all. And you lapped it up
"Fickle, fickle, football fans... #howsad"