Rodney Marsh's controversial reaction to Delph news won't please Aston Villa fans

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The former Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers forward is far from impressed with the Aston Villa and England midfielder.

Reaction to Fabian Delph's announcement that he will be staying with Aston Villa appeared to be universally positive - perhaps with the exception of Manchester City fans.

The Villa faithful were delighted - and many of the things they had said about him the previous day were immediately rescinded. Suffice to say, they weren't compliments...

Pundits, meanwhile, have also heaped praise on the England midfielder after he released a statement through the Aston Villa official website denouncing any proposed move to Manchester City.

But not Rodney Marsh.

That may have something to do with the fact he used to play for Manchester City but, either way, the former City and QPR forward has criticised Delph for what he feels is a short-sighted move on Twitter.

Marsh continued, questioning the 25-year-old's commitment to Aston Villa if he has supposedly already spoken to Manchester City in the first place.

Manchester City's bid to sign more 'homegrown' players has taken a hit with the news Delph will be staying at Aston Villa, while Raheem Sterling remains at Liverpool for now. Tim Sherwood certainly isn't complaining, however...

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