Roberto Mancini Claims Sir Alex Ferguson Is His Inspiration

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims Sir Alex Ferguson is his inspiration as he prepares to take his team to Old Trafford to face the champions on Sunday. City are top of the table with a two-point advantage over Ferguson’s team after eight matches. They beat United in the FA Cup semi-final on the way to winning their first silverware in 35 years and are expected to launch a sustained…

October 21, 2011

Premier League Preview: Tottenham v Manchester City

Table-toppers Manchester City visit Tottenham aiming to maintain their perfect start to the English Premier League season. Roberto Mancini’s men have shown they are a serious threat to United with consecutive wins, netting seven times in two games. City’s attacking play has been exceptional with new signing Sergio Aguero, in-form forward Edin Dzeko and playmaker David Silva all scoring twice in as many outings. Silva has been the centre of…

August 26, 2011

Nigel De Jong Warns Balotelli

Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong has warned team-mate Mario Balotelli not to waste his talent, after he was substituted after attempting a trick shot in the club’s friendly against L.A. Galaxy. Balotelli, 20, sparked a verbal clash with manager Roberto Mancini, who hauled the striker off a few minutes after the incident and displayed his anger on the bench. De Jong, who was particularly demonstrative in his remonstrations with…

July 26, 2011

Mancini Wants City To Clean Up

Roberto Mancini says Manchester City can only win the English Premier League if they start keeping more clean sheets. City have conceded in each of their last six games and sit eight points behind league-leaders and bitter rivals Manchester United ahead of their game at home to West Brom on Saturday. Mancini said: “We have conceded a lot of goals which is a problem so we need to change our…

February 4, 2011