Mancini admits he sympathises with his goalkeeper's complaints, but has urged him to retain his focus until his long-term future can be resolved in three months' time.
Related ArticlesWigan 0 Manchester City 2Wigan Athletic v Manchester City: liveWigan v Man City: match previewMilner takes centre stageSilva calls on City fans to be patientRed Bull Salzburg 0 Manchester City 2'I have a lot of respect for Shay,' the Italian said. 'I told him before the transfer market finished that he could choose, that I hoped he would stay but that if he wanted to leave, then he could.
'He decided to stay here and now he must stay until January. I understand his situation but I need him to stay here with his head 100 per cent on the work.
'I understand if a player does not play, it is difficult. If he wants to leave I respect his decision because he is a fantastic man and a fantastic goalkeeper.'