Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has THREE GAMES to save his job. The Daily Star says City look a shadow of the side that won last season's title and trail fierce enemies Manchester United by six points.

The City hierarchy are already panicking about the size of the gap. They fear their Premier League crown could be impossible to retain if it grows significantly bigger before the end of the month.

City travel to Newcastle on Saturday then host Reading a week later before a Boxing Day trip to Sunderland.

Those three fixtures look set to decide whether City's Abu Dhabi owners bring the axe down on Mancini now or keep faith for a little longer.