Liverpool legend Hansen: Man City MUST dump Balotelli

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen feels Mario Balotelli is becoming a liability at Manchester City.

Hansen reckons Balotelli is much more hassle than he's worth and that City should get rid of him.

He wrote in the Telegraph: "If Manchester City really are prepared to sell Mario Balotelli this summer, then it would absolutely be the right thing to do.

"He has become a damaging distraction at the Etihad Stadium and Roberto Mancini must shoulder the blame for allowing the situation to develop to the point where the player is beginning to affect the unity of the dressing room.

"When you are going for a title, Balotelli and everything that he brings with him goes against everything that you want down the final straight.

"If he performed like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or even Wayne Rooney, then the players would hold up their hands and let him get away with it. But Balotelli is not a world-beater, he is certainly not playing well at the moment and he is a huge distraction."

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