Villa remain in the bottom three but Mancini had words of encouragement for his counterpart Paul Lambert and believes his young side are capable of staying up.
He said: "I believe they are a good team. I think they can stop up. The problem they have is they have young players.
"But if they are able to stay in Premier League, next season I think they can enjoy a good season.
"When you are a young team, maybe you can have some problems. But after one year I think they can improve.