Ahead of this weekend's Manchester derby, Ryan Giggs has made it clear that he is quite wary of Mario Balotelli. Not just of his talent on the pitch, but of his eccentricities, well, everywhere.
Giggs told Calciomercato (via the BBC):
"He is really very good, but also a little strange," Giggs said.
"God knows how many fines he has received! In England, no one except Manchester City fans really like him. But I think that he is talented."
Ryan is, of course, referring to the reports of Balotelli's prodigious parking fines. He's couldn't be more wrong about only City fans liking him, though. The homeless have also grown fond of him. As have the nation's bullied youths.
It'll be interesting to see if Giggs quickly crosses to the other side of the pitch whenever Balotelli gets near him on Sunday.
- Ryan Giggs
- Mario Balotelli