Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says Micah Richards can go on and become a club legend.

Mancini upset City winger with his constructive criticism of the player last week but believes Adam Johnson and Micah Richards can go on and be City stars for years to come.

"Playing so many games is a fantastic thing for Micah and I hope he can play another 200 games for City," Mancini told the Manchester Evening News.

"He can do that because he is young but he can also improve in the next month, the next year.

"He has improved since I came here but like Adam he can improve a lot, if he believes it."