Mancini gets sarky: 'United are perfect, they are a fantastic team and we have nothing'
Published 12:02 13/04/12 By David McDonnell
Roberto Mancini has tried to take the pressure off his Manchester City players by agreeing with the criticism levelled at them.
Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen branded City an "imbalanced" side who lack the collective spirit to win the title.
Mancini, responding to the barbed comments about his players, turned them on their head in sarcastic fashion by saying he agreed with Meulensteen.
"I agree," said Mancini. "They [United] have everything.
"They are a fantastic team and we have nothing.
"I agree with him [Meulensteen]. United are perfect.
"It is for this reason that I agree we can't win the title.
"We are not on the moon, we make mistakes like normal people.
"But I am proud of my players."
Mancini claimed City's trip to Norwich tomorrow will be their hardest game in the run-in, tougher than the Manchester derby on April 30.
"The derby will be easy," said Mancini.
"It's not a hard game. When you play United or, say, Chelsea, your concentration is 100 per cent.
"When you play a team like Norwich, you can think it's an easy game, but it will be tough."