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Maradona attacks Man City boss Mancini over Tevez treatment

Diego Maradona has slammed Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini over his treatment of Carlos Tevez.

Tevez has been frozen out since his refusal to continue warming up at Bayern Munich in the Champions League in September.

And Maradona told the People: "I don't understand, has he lost his place at Man City because of a silly fight with the coach? It's so unfair. There is a great injustice that's gone on.

"I know Mancini really well. I've known him a long time. I'm sure Carlos has reasons for his behaviour.

"Mancini was always a spoilt child. He was treated like a spoilt kid at Sampdoria, at Inter and it's the same at Man City. I'm not defending Carlos as he didn't want to play against Bayern Munich. But Mancini used to be a footballer. He had to show a little tact.

"You can't ask a star like Carlos to go on to the field like he did. If you have a star like Carlos, you have to call him earlier in the game - or don't call him at all.

"But we are talking about Mancini, a complicated man who didn't answer [Inter owner] Massimo Moratti's phone-call just because he didn't want to.

"I would love to see Mancini if he says I don't want Carlos - and Man City don't go and sign Aguero, or Silva, or even James Milner.

"I have talked with Carlos a few times and I will definitely call him again. It hurts me when I see what is happening to him at Manchester City as he is a great guy.

"But he is also a great player. Come on, there are no players who are good enough to be idols of both Man United and Man City, and he did that."

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