Man City boss Mancini demands better from Robinho away from Eastlands

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he's not about to wrap Robinho in cotton wool. Robinho has been abject away and last season scored only three of his 14 league goals on the road.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he's not about to wrap Robinho in cotton wool.

Robinho has been abject away and last season scored only three of his 14 league goals on the road.

Boss Mancini said: "Robinho technically is tops.

"Away from home the opponents are sometimes more aggressive. But the pitch is the same home and away. Robinho understands what I want."