The Italian is complaining that he's down to two central midfielders and one striker. James Milner and Nigel De Jong will start in the middle and Sergio Aguero patrols up front.
The Ivory Coast has refused his demand to release Yaya and Kolo Toure till after the Man Utd FA Cup showdown for their ACN campaign. Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko have been ruled out with injuries. Gareth Barry is serving a suspension.
Tsk! Tsk! He only has David Silva, Samir Nasri, and Adam Johnson left. They never pass and they never score. Plus, City meet United who only have about 9 players sidelined with injuries, concentrated mostly in the back and in central midfield.
Now is the time to open up the bottomless money pit and spend more on players. But Mancini is not being heard by the bigwigs in City who are getting worried by the club's burgeoning deficit. Apparently, oil and gas rich sheikhs are no longer interested in writing blank checks.