Last Friday Mancini was critical of Johnson and it is not the first time. The City manager feels he doesnâ€™t contribute consistently enough over 90 minutes. And after another laboured display in the 0-0 draw against Birmingham City on Saturday, Mancini made it clear Johnson and his other attacking players must find a way to support Carlos Tevez.
He said: "Adam Johnson is not a defensive midfielder, David Silva is not a midfielder, they are offensive players. But we have this problem from the start of the season; if Carlos Tevez does not score, we donâ€™t have another player who can."