Roberto Mancini is confident Manchester United's lead will be cut

Guardian
• 'Gap will be very small' by end of February – City manager• Number of games around Real Madrid tie could hamper UnitedRoberto Mancini believes Manchester United's lead in the title race will be severely cut this month thanks to their fixture pile-up. Although United will stretch their advantage to 10 points if Fulham are beaten on Saturday as Manchester City host Liverpool the following day, Mancini is unfazed."It could also be 12 [at some stage] but this doesn't change [anything]. When we arrive at the end of February, the gap will be very, very small," he said. "In every championship, never has one team won a title in January. We should fight until April. If they have seven, eight, nine points in April it could be difficult. But in this moment we have a big chance."Asked why he is so confident, Mancini said: "Because every team during...

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