Man City boss Mancini insists Tevez can make NewYork trip - despite sentence

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says Carlos Tevez's community service has not disrupted their FA Cup semifinal preparations against Chelsea.

Mancini also does not anticipate a problem with Tevez travelling to the United States for City's post-season tour.

City have arranged to play two friendlies against Chelsea, in St Louis and New York, when their domestic commitments are over.

Asked if Tevez could travel Mancini, who was speaking to media ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against the London side, said: "I don't know this - I think he can go."

Mancini laughed when it was suggested Tevez could brush streets in New York.

He said: "Could be, why not? It is better in New York!"

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