Roberto Mancini hasn’t so far got the fluidity out his squad that he would ideally like. Mancini appears, despite having an extraordinary squad of players at his disposal unhappy with his lot.
If you believe the hype this has caused a rift between him and City’s sporting director, Brian Marwood, who had been ordered by Sheikh Mansour to cut spending at the club.
But the reinforcements did eventually come, with the Premier League champions splashing out on the signings of Javi Garcia, Scott Sinclair, Matija Nastasic and Maicon on deadline day for a combined fee of approximately £38million.
Richard Wright also arrived on a free transfer as third-choice goalkeeper, behind Joe Hart and Costel Pantilimon Mancini implied that even he is unsure of his best team and admits it could take time for the new players to adjust to their surroundings.
He said: “We had new players only in the last two or three days of the market and maybe these players don’t know their team-mates well and need time.”