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Roberto Mancini wants to take a leaf out of Manchester United's book to ensure Manchester City bounce back from this season's disappointing title defense.
United have responded to their narrow loss in the battle for the Barclays Premier League crown last year by dominating the current campaign.
Sir Alex Ferguson's United men almost have both hands on the trophy as they head into tonight's derby against City at Old Trafford with a 15-point lead over their neighbors at the top.
City manager Mancini now wants to make sure the Eastlands club make the right moves over the summer to ensure it is his team that once again lead the way next term.
The Italian said: "Last year United didn't win anything - Community Shield, yes - but they continue to improve their team.
"This can happen, you can't win every year. This is impossible in England.
"For this, I think we need to do better next year."
Mancini failed to land all his prime transfer targ...
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Roberto Mancini thinks Manchester City can reclaim the Premier League title next season if they keep all their key players fit.
City came out on top in Monday's derby as a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford cut the gap on leaders Manchester United to 12 points, but Mancini still does not think his side can become champions with just seven games remaining.
He is certain, however, that...
Roberto Mancini felt Manchester City deserved a 2-1 win over Manchester United, but reiterated his view that the title race is 'finished'.
Reigning champions City closed the gap at the top to 12 points with seven games to play after substitute Sergio Aguero's fine individual strike settled the derby at Old Trafford.
Mancini had insisted in the build-up to the game that...
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Roberto Mancini's position as Manchester City manager will be reviewed at the end of the season, even if the club win the FA Cup.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson turned up the heat before...
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“This win changes nothing because the title race is finished now, but it was vital that we won for the second position. ”We proved we shouldn’t be 15 points behind, but they have been more consistent and won a lot of games whereas we probably have given away at least eight points in games...
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has taunted Manchester City by claiming Robin van Persie was never going to move to the Etihad Stadium.
United and City locked horns for Van Persie's signature after the Dutchman decided to leave Arsenal with the striker deciding to make the move to Old Trafford.
City chief Roberto Mancini has claimed United's signing of Van Persie...
Yaya Toure has cited the arrival of two former Barcelona officials as being a key reason behind his decision to sign a new long-term deal with Manchester City .
Toure, who has often been described by manager Roberto Mancini as one of the most influential players at the Etihad Stadium, signed a four-year extension to his contract earlier this week.
And the Ivory Coast midfielder...
When the euphoria subsides, pangs of regret will remain for Manchester City.
The gloating began in earnest Tuesday in English football's capital city after City gave a performance of champions in a 2-1 win at Manchester United.
However, United needs only to point at the Premier League table as a response.
The inescapable fact is City is 12 points behind United with seven games...
Any professional footballer who doesn't want to take on Manchester United should change jobs. United manager Alex Ferguson would surely say the same to any player of his who didn't relish the challenge of being part of the team that everyone wants, or should want, to beat.
So ignore any suggestion that the Manchester derby on Monday night didn't really matter, that it...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist Any professional soccer player who doesn't want to take on Manchester United should change jobs. United manager Alex Ferguson would surely say the same to any player of his who didn't relish the challenge of being part of the team that everyone wants, or should want, to beat.
So ignore any suggestion that the Manchester...