Man City boss Mancini denies freezing out Lescott

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he's not freezing out Joleon Lescott.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he's not freezing out Joleon Lescott.

The 30-year-old was an unused substitute for the league matches on August 26 at Liverpool and on Saturday at Fulham, as well as the Blues' Champions League Group D opener against Real Madrid on September 18 at the Bernabeu.

Asked if he had lost faith in Lescott, the Italian said: "He is one of the best defenders. But I have six or seven defenders and I made a different choice last week and in Madrid.

"(On Wednesday) I will decide again, but Joleon is an important player for us."

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