Manchester City's Roberto Mancini ready to cheer on arch-rivals United

Guardian
• City manager hopes continental campaign will derail rivals• 'We need a few more goals' now Balotelli has goneSir Alex Ferguson will be delighted to hear that Roberto Mancini is sticking up for Manchester United when they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League this month. The Manchester City manager has been expressing the hope for several weeks now that United might stumble in the Premier League once they resume fighting on the European front and the logical extension of that theory is that the further United progress in the competition the better it will be for City."Of course I will be supporting United when they take on Real Madrid," Mancini said. "I might even go along to watch with a little red and white flag."I don't know if we can make up the gap on United but I do think they will find it a little bit harder in February and ...

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