Manchester City management insist the signing of Robinho was not a mistake.

Robinho moved to AC Milan on transfer deadline day for a massive loss.

City's football administrator Brian Marwood dismisses any notion that the club were wrong to splash out so much money on him.

"I wouldn't call Robinho a mistake," Marwood said. "His performances for the national team show you what a talent he is. He's had performances for City which have lit up Eastlands at times. In his first season here, he got into double figures for goals and was our leading scorer.

"Ultimately, the Premier League is not an easy environment for anybody to come into, whether you're born in England or Brazil."