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Roberto Mancini hopes Europe distracts Manchester United from title race

01 Feb 2013 23:59:00

Roberto Mancini hopes Europe distracts Manchester United from title race

City face the prospect of falling 10 points behind Premier League ­leaders United ahead of the match with Liverpool tomorrow if Sir Alex Ferguson’s team win at Fulham this evening. But with United due to play the first leg of their last-16 tie against Real in the Bernabeu on Feb 13, Mancini believes that the distraction of tackling the Spanish champions will offer City the chance to close in on their neighbours. “They [Real Madrid] are two important games for United, so I think that February and March could be the time when it’s possible to decide this championship,” Mancini said. “In every championship, no team has ever won the title in January and I think that, when we arrive at the end of February, the gap will be very, very small. If United have a lead of seven, eight or nine points in April, it could be difficult, but in this moment, we have a big chance. “Every team during the season has two or three weeks when they don’t play well, when their performances go down and they don’t score. It could be the same for them [United] now.”


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