Manchester United’s gaping nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League standings hasn’t hampered Roberto Mancini’s confidence as the Man City boss continues to believe that his side can catch their arch-rivals. Speaking to the press after City stole a 2-2 draw against Liverpool, Mancini said: “The title isn’t over, no. Absolutely no way – I believe we can still win it because of last season, and also for the way we have played this season. Two games and the Championship is open again. I don’t see why this can’t happen again this year. Last year we caught up eight points in six games, this year we still have 12 games.”
City cannot afford to keep dropping points, especially when Man United have been relentlessly marching towards the title. The defending Champions will have to cut the deficit before the derby in April, else they could be mere spectators in Sir Alex Ferguson’s championship celebrations.
Man City’s plan to rise up the ladder of European football is to sign either Cristiano Ronaldo or Radamel Falcao reports the Metro as the English champions are desperate for a tilt at the Champions League next season. Two successive group stage exits have undermined Mancini to an extent and the solution to that problem is to seemingly splash millions on new imports. Ronaldo is sure to reject City despite the financial boost while Falcao is a realistic target, provided Real Madrid or Chelsea do not beat them to the punch.