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Man City boss Hughes blasts Liverpool legend Hansen

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has hit out at Liverpool legend Alan Hansen over criticism of fullback Wayne Bridge during their 3-3 draw with Burnley.

Hansen laid in to City left-back Bridge and central defender Joleon Lescott on Saturday night's Match of the Day, saying they deserved "minus six out of ten" for their performance and suggesting Bridge "was so bad that I felt sorry for him".

Hughes said: "Pundits on Match of the Day or whatever just have an opportunity to nail individuals in the public domain.

"But we're not going to do that because that's not what we're about. We look to analyse our mistakes and make sure, in future, we are better in similar situations.

"We won't single out individual players. That job is done by pundits. I'm sure that their process involves looking at incidents in games, but not taking it as a whole.

"That's the role in life that they have decided to follow and that's the way it has to be. There's a frustration when they don't go into particularly in-depth analysis. I'd question how many games they actually watch live, from the start to the conclusion of games.

"But everybody knows that's the case, so we're not going to harp on about it."

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