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Savage rubbishes Mancini meltdown

  • 09 November 2012 08:10
  • Posted by Nicola McCarthy

Roberto Mancini’s former teammate Robbie Savage makes some interesting points in today’s Mirror as the City chief prepares for Spurs on Sunday.

As we mentioned yesterday, the Italian has been the centre of much debate following his actions after the 2-2 draw with Ajax, but the former footballer turned pundit is quick to jump to his defence.

“After a testing week, where he’s lost his cool more than once, Mancini is now perceived to be a man on the edge – but that’s not my interpretation of recent events,” writes Savage.

“City are just two points off the lead, but that could change after the Manchester derby on December 9, if not before, and they are well in touch.


“People talk about him marching on to the pitch to confront the referee after City were denied a stonewall penalty in the last seconds against Ajax, but I don’t blame him.

“That decision could cost City their place in the Champions League knockout phase.”

Elsewhere, there are reports that the Blues have their eyes on Chelsea wonder-kid Conor Hunte and are set to have the 16-year-old watched this weekend.

“The Premier League champions have been tracking the progress of the highly-rated youngster and are understood to be keen to sign him,” writes The Mirror’s Darren Lewis.

“Hunte impressed in a youth-team game against City last Saturday with Chelsea running out 2-0 winners.

“He has already played three times for the England Under-17 team and has been tipped for a big future at Stamford Bridge.

“Should City poach him then they would have to pay a compensation fee to Chelsea.

“But the European Champions are determined to convince the teenager his future lies in London.”

Finally this Friday morning, it seems Sergio Aguero is not just one of the world’s top strikers, but also has a pretty fine tennis swing!

The Argentina international joined his fellow countryman Juan Martin Del Potro on court at the ATP World Tour Finals in London and here’s what followed!


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