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Man City boss Mancini: I trust Balotelli

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli is up for their FA Cup semi against Manchester United.

With Carlos Tevez missing, now is the time for Balotelli to match the words with actions.

"I trust Mario," insisted Mancini, who branded the 10-goal striker "stupid" following his dismissal against Dynamo Kiev last month and then substituted him at Liverpool this week even though he had been the man who replaced Tevez just over an hour earlier.

"He knows it is an important game for him. If his focus is on the game, he can do everything."

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