Mancini: Robinho can make history with Man City

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has declared he wants Robinho to stay at Eastlands.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has declared he wants Robinho to stay at Eastlands.

Just hours before Mancini was unveiled to the local media, Barcelona president Joan Laporta declared a move for Robinho was off.

Mancini said: "I think that Robinho can make history.

"I played for Sampdoria for 15 years and I made history, I wrote history. I think that that Robinho can stay here, and he can write himself into the history of Manchester City.

"Robinho is a fantastic player, but I have five or six who play in attack and who are very good. We can play in different formations. I always played in attack, and for me that's most important."