Manchester United legend Gary Neville has taken a swipe at Roberto Mancini for ignoring Manchester City's young players.

Neville suggested that Mancini should adopt Alex Ferguson's strategy of placing more faith in his less experienced players.

He told the Independent: "I don't know why they've not created a player in the last five years when Manchester City have won the [FA] Youth Cup and been in the latter stages of that competition.

"Unless you play that 17-year-old British kid, the French or African kids that come over at the age of 14 to your academy, in your first team you are never going to find out about them."