Which club is bigger: Manchester United or PSG?
Historically, Man United undoubtedly have the edge over their French-based counterparts, as the Red Devils have won the league 20 times, the European Cup/Champions League three times, and the UEFA Cup once.
As for PSG, the Parisians have won Ligue 1 just five times, while their only European trophy was winning the Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1995-96.
PSG’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva has sidestepped the facts, however, to remark today that Angel Di Maria is joining a ‘bigger club’ when he switches from Old Trafford to the Parc de Princes.
People now need to respect PSG as one of the big clubs in Europe. Real Madrid and Barcelona are probably on another level, but after that if you join PSG you are you probably taking a step up.
We went further than any English clubs in Europe last year.
As for Di Maria, he is poised to join PSG for £44.5m having spent just one season at Manchester United.
Supporters of the Red Devils have baulked at the comments from Silva, and they have been expressing their anger on Twitter.
Below are the best tweets on Thiago Silva’s claim that PSG are a bigger club than Man United.
Thiago Silva: "If you join PSG you are taking a step up." pic.twitter.com/9q5XKbVVQV
— MUFC Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) August 3, 2015
Thiago Silva "PSG are a bigger club than Manchester United". https://t.co/ekZFvNCSep
— Manchester Utd Stats (@UtdNumbers) August 3, 2015
Thiago Silva is a world class defender but he needs pipe down with his PSG big club comment,PSG without Qatari money are nothing #PSG
— الياس (@ily_patel) August 3, 2015
You don't have to support United to know Thiago Silva is high.
— Paul Anderson (@Pander88uk) August 3, 2015
BREAKING:Thiago Silva's absence in Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany, attributed to brain injury, after he said that PSG was a step up from MUFC.
— ASchwin JoSchi (@JoshiAshwin) August 3, 2015
Man Utd fans hearing Thiago Silva say Di Maria has moved to a 'bigger club'… pic.twitter.com/l0tNS9RklE
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 3, 2015
Isn't Ryan Giggs the same age as Paris Saint Germain? Surely that in itself is enough to make Thiago Silva put the coke down before he talks
— Elliot (@VivaElzayto) August 3, 2015