Mancini ready to let Given leave

19 September 2010 06:30
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has told Shay Given he can leave the club in January but demanded he remains committed until the transfer window reopens. Speaking after City's 2-0 win at Wigan, Mancini admitted he understood the concerns of Given, who said this week he was frustrated by his lack of first-team opportunities. Mancini said: "I have a lot of respect for Shay and I told him the situation before the finish of the [transfer] market. I told him. `Shay, you can choose. I hope that you stay here but I respect your decision and if you want to leave you can.' "He decided to stay here and until January he must stay here. "I understand his frustration but I need that Shay stays here and puts in 100%. In January if he decides to leave I respect his decision."

Source: PA