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Barring a most improbable series of results, Manchester United can now start clearing some space in their trophy cabinet.
Unlike Chelsea's Rafael Benitez, Sir Alex Ferguson does not need a self-titled website to promote his resume or drown out the press conferences with his own greatest hits.
MAN CITY 2
(Yaya Toure 63, Carlos Tevez 85)
Michael Laudrup, Neil Warnock, Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini have all got one thing in common.
TNP ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA
Time is running out for Manchester City.
The Citizens have just 13 matches to overturn a nine-point gap from Manchester United.
Most would label tonight’s game between Chelsea and Manchester City as the Moneybags Derby.
For me, it will be the Battle of the Egos at Stamford Bridge between interim Blues boss Rafael Benitez and Roberto Mancini.
A high-profile manager was sacrificed this week after a humiliating campaign in Europe. It was the right decision, but the wrong manager.
Manchester City may buy domestic success, but they cannot buy international popularity.
THE idea that a manager can deliver a club’s first title since 1968 and be under pressure little over a month into the following season is ludicrous. But something is certainly bothering Roberto Mancini.
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Roberto Mancini, of all managers, will hate the idea that Manchester City are the new Drama Queens of the Premier League.
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