Roberto Mancini Says Manchester City Need To Buy Even More Players

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

After his side’s 2-2 draw with Fulham this weekend, allowing the Londoners to come back from 2-0 down and reclaim a point, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini offered the excuse that absolutely nobody was thinking of: Manchester City don’t have enough midfielders.

Despite the City website featuring thirty-six senior players, enough that they were able to loan out three midfielders, Abdisalam Ibrahim, Michael Johnson, and Vladimir Weiss, Mancini feels that his current crop of options in the center is lacking.

Speaking to the BBC, Mancini said,

We are lacking at this moment because we lost two midfielders. I don’t have players. I can only change the full-backs.

In the middle I didn’t have any players because we have James Milner and Nigel de Jong out injured, So I didn’t have a chance to change it in the middle.

You have to feel bad for Mancini. With Milner and de Jong out, he’s stuck playing the holding midfield scrubs that are Gareth Barry and Yaya Toure (Combined cost of £36m, have 106 international caps between them).

Although you could argue that this was his fault for relying on Owen “hollow bones” Hargreaves to be fit.


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