Man City gave Mancini option of selling Richards

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was offered the option of selling Micah Richards when he first arrived. But the Italian never had his doubts about Richards.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was offered the option of selling Micah Richards when he first arrived.

But the Italian never had his doubts about Richards.

A City source told the Daily Mail: "There was a point when Mancini had to decide what to do with Micah,' said a City source. 'He was told he could sell him or give him a new contract.

"He didn't hesitate. He wanted to him to stay."

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