Focus on Manchester City

Mancini may have to wait for vindication

April 22, 2011
By Norman Hubbard
(Archive)
"Many times I've been asked about our spending but we didn't buy Cristiano Ronaldo, (Lionel) Messi. We bought young players, good players." - Roberto Mancini, April 16

Victories offer almost limitless levels of vindication for managers. When they come against the club's fiercest rivals, setting up the opportunity of a first trophy for 35 years and are delivered by one of his own signings, that sense is exacerbated. Yaya Toure's FA Cup semi-final winner against Manchester United may prove ...

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