Mancini believes Lady Luck favored Man Utd in the Premier League
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes archrivals Manchester United are lucky to be leaders in the English Premier League. The Italian boss of the Eastlands headed towards a direct collision with Sir Alex Ferguson by suggesting Manchester United’s 12-point lead was mostly acquired through luck.
“Until now, United have been really lucky with everything. They have won a lot of games in the last minutes, including against us. They probably deserved to lose that game but won in the last second. I don't think this is a correct gap at the moment,” Roberto Mancini said.
Roberto Mancini and his men went out to beat third-placed Chelsea 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. On the other hand, Manchester United picked up a 2-0 victory over relegation-destined Queens Park Rangers on Saturday night.
Manchester City isn’t expected to win any silverware this season, which means Roberto Mancini could be sacked during the summer break. Roberto Manicni was recently caught in a war of words with a reporter, an issue that adds to his notoriety at Manchester City.
After losing an eight-point lead in the dying stages of Premier League, Manchester United won’t allow Manchester City to steal title once again. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced he is wary of Roberto Mancini and his men and won’t allow them to sneak past his side this term.
The Old Trafford boss claims Roberto Mancini’s comments act as motivation for his side and that his players were solely concentrated on the current campaigns, which include the FA Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League.
Roberto Mancini, who came to the helm in 2009, helped Manchester City end their longest silverware drought in history by winning the FA Cup in 2011. The very next year Roberto Mancini helped Manchester City won the Premier League.
In spite of his success at Manchester City, Roberto Mancini could lose his position at the end of the season. Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini could replace the Italian boss, who helped Manchester City acquire their first Premier League title in 44 years. Manchester City might be in a tough spot to win anything, but Roberto Mancini claims Manchester City won’t go down without a fight.
“Clearly it will not be easy, but if we win the last 12 games, it could happen. I was once 14 points above Roma [as Inter Milan manager] and we only won the championship in the last minutes,” Roberto Mancini said.