Man City boss Mancini: I want to buy another Vieira
"He knows the position and it is important that when he plays he plays well," said Mancini.
"It is because of that kind of professionalism that I say we want to find another Patrick. He has won everything and is a good player, but it's not easy for a player like him to play a lot because of his body.
"He is 34 now and the time goes for everyone. Time passes for all players. If we find a player like Patrick for our future it would be fantastic as he was one of the best midfielders in the world for a long time."