Mancini believes Man City can still defeat Man Utd in Premier League race
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has refused to hand over the Premier League title to Manchester United, although his side trails them by 11 points. With just 11 games left in the season the Italian gaffer of Eastlands claims Manchester City can still upset Manchester United in the Premier League race.
Sir Alex Ferguson, whose side has lost only three games this season, claims he is wary of the threat Manchester City poses. However, the Old Trafford boss wasn’t too worried about his archrivals stealing the Premier League title from them for the second successive season.
Roberto Mancini is clearly putting on a brave face to deal with Manchester City’s failings this season. With the club heading towards a title-less season, Roberto Mancini could face the axe during the summer break.
Last season, Manchester City overturned an eight-point deficit in six games to win the title race on goal difference. Therefore, the task at hand is quite plausible. The only problem is Manchester United happen to be in spectacular form.
In an interview to Sky Sports after Manchester City grabbed a 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, Roberto Mancini claimed it was too early to give up.
“We can't think it's finished with 11 games to go. It's not my mentality or the mentality of the players,” Roberto Mancini said.
Roberto Mancini praised the club captain and goalkeeper Joe Hart for another spectacular performance. Joe Hart managed to keep a clean sheet against Chelsea and saved a penalty from Frank Lampard.
“If they score the penalty we still had a chance to win because we had another 40 minutes," he added,” Roberto Mancini said. “I think Joe is the best in England and one of the best in Europe and I am pleased for him because he saved a penalty, but he could do better before with the long ball; he could be perfect if he wants to.”
Manchester City still have to play against Manchester United at Old Trafford. They also have to play against Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.