Humiliated Robinho on his way out of Manchester City as Mancini gets tough

18 January 2010 09:02
Robinho looks to be heading out of Manchester City after suffering the embarrassment of being substituted by manager Roberto Mancini 51 minutes after coming off the bench.

City's £32.5million signing was given the chance to impress as a ninth-minute replacement for the injured Roque Santa Cruz at Everton on Saturday, but the Brazilian was taken off on the hour after a negligible contribution to his side's 2-0 defeat.

Mancini did little to back his player, saying: 'Does he have a future here? All players try to work hard during the week in training and that is the most important thing. If he wants a future here, then, yes, that is what he has to do.

Walk of shame: Robinho is substituted against Everton by Roberto Mancini

'I thought Robinho could have been a big player for us here, but sometimes a player is on form and sometimes he is off.

'I wanted to change the situation in the second half and if that means taking him off, then I will. I cannot worry about him, only about the result.'

City are likely to sell their Brazilian misfit for a sizeable fee in the summer.

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Source: Daily_Mail