Aston Villa signing Stephen Ireland says he's happy to be away from Manchester City.
Ireland joined Villa as part of the deal that saw Milner move to big-spending City, with the 23-year-old believing he was not given a fair chance under manager Roberto Mancini.
He said: "I did feel unwanted at Manchester City.
"I was banging my head against a brick wall despite what I had done in training.
"I just went with the reserves, worked hard in the gym and kept as active as possible.
"Without a shadow of doubt the situation I found myself in will happen a lot at Manchester City with all the high-profile players they have at the club.
"At Manchester City sitting on the bench I didn't feel part of the team. I was neither happy or sad if we lost.
"I'm still young and hopefully Villa will get the best of me and I am now looking forward to the season."
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