City's Four Musketeers To Take On Title Defence
Tevez, Aguero, Balotelli and Dzeko. After a positive Euro 2012 for Manchester City representation and a superb pre-season, The Blues go into the new season with a title winning attack...
The Citizens wrapped up a winning summer with the thumping of Limerick last night in which Edin Dzeko, who has bemoaned his recent lack of opportunity scored twice in a 4-0 win.
It then emerged that dapper City gaffer Roberto Mancini reckons that the signing of Arsenal's 29 year old talisman Robin Van Persie isn't going to happen. He told Sky Sports Italia:
'Van Persie? No, I don't think he will come here.'
Opinions have been mixed across Planet Blue over whether or not City actually need the prolific Dutchman's services. Indeed, a recent VMC poll revealed that 89% of City fans didn't believe that signing a striker older than all of the men who blasted The Blues to the title was a must have.
A Van Persie signing would certainly break the mould of previous player purchases under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mansour. Despite being repeatedly accused of ruining football and going berserk in the transfer market, a squad of hungry young internationals has been stealthily assembled. Watching their endeavour, team spirit and will to win fuse under Mancio continues to be something else.
As said earlier, 26 year old Dzeko has voiced his frustration in recent weeks. The Ground Attack of Tevez and Aguero are in fearsome form and he has got a job on to displace them. Yet, unlike the majority of top clubs in England, he has a young manager who has scored goals consistently at the highest level to pay heed to. Get your head down, stick with The Champions and you won't go far wrong, Edin. Mancio:
'...it's pretty unlikely Dzeko will leave. He is right to say it's no fun being on the bench, but when you join a big club then competition is normal.'
Listen and learn Dzeko. Chelsea, YOU are next.
all times East Manchester
Sun 12 Aug 13h30 Chelsea, Villa Park, Community Shield
Sa 18 Aug 15h00 Southampton, The Etihad, PL
Sa 25 Aug 15h00 Liverpool, Anfield, PL
Sa 01 Sep 17h30 QPR, The Etihad, PL
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