Girl, 8, cheers up Mancini with free Fruit Pastilles (hope he doesn't choke on them)
Published 14:38 10/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Roberto Mancini may have bitten off more than he can chew in the title race - but an eight-year-old City fan has cheered him up by buying him sweets with her pocket money.
Eight-year-old Megan Kinghorn noticed the Blues boss munching Fruit Pastilles on the touchline with assistant Brian Kidd and sent him a four-pack as a gift. She got back a signed photo and a letter of thanks - revealing the Italian and Kidd had already scoffed them.
Megan, from Oldham, said: “I sent them because I am a big City fan and I love Roberto and I wanted to send him something to cheer him up because he has a really tough job.”
Her mum Kirsty, 39, told the Manchester Evening News: “We had a running joke in the house that whenever City were on the telly Mancini and his assistant Brian Kidd always seemed to be eating sweets.
"During one match we spotted what looked like a packet of Fruit Pastilles. Megan said she was going to buy some with her pocket money and sent them to him.
"We went to Asda, got a four-pack and she wrote a letter and sent it to him. She thinks he’s wonderful.”
Wonder if Bobby Manc ate the red ones?