Mancini dismisses Man City title chances

Roberto Mancini does not expect Manchester City to become Barclays Premier League champions this season.

Roberto Mancini does not expect Manchester City to become Barclays Premier League champions this season.

With City now in the top four and only seven points behind leaders Chelsea and only six adrift of local rivals Manchester United, with a game in hand, there has been optimistic talk about a serious tilt for top spot and their first championship since 1968.

But the Italian tactician does not expect the gap to narrow completely and believes his run of three league titles on the trot, all with Inter Milan, is destined to come to an end.

"To my mind there are three teams who can win the league; Chelsea, United and Arsenal," he said.

"Football can be strange and things can change in a couple of months.

"There are other teams who are only just behind so nothing is totally impossible but for me, it is between those three."

 
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