City are on the brink of an early Champions League exit and Hansen wrote in the Telegraph: "Winning the Premier League gave the club and Roberto Mancini kudos, but the difference between being English and European champions is a million miles. That’s how far away City are from competing for the top prize.
"If their disappointing first season in the Champions League was understandable as they readjusted to a superior tournament, there is no excuse for the poor showing this time. Yes, they have had a tough draw for two consecutive years – how they would have craved the ‘gimme’ of Manchester United's group – but City have only themselves to blame for not stepping up a level having won the Premier League.
"None of their summer signings has had any impact, the system is changing from one week to the next to the point where the players look confused and here we are again talking about Mario Balotelli spitting his dummy out after being substituted at West Ham. How can these issues have failed to be addressed last summer?"