i'd back us to get out of that group anyways, second to barca. we're better than juve and dortmund.
Roberto Mancini has agreed to a lengthy new contract at Manchester City that will take him past Sir Alex Ferguson in the Premier League managers' wage table.
City are expected to announce the 47-year-old Italian's new deal in the next week or so.
Mancini, currently thought to be paid around £5million a year at Eastlands, a similar figure to that of his Manchester United rival, still has a year left on the three-and-a-half year agreement which he signed when appointed in December 2009.
The new figure will take him closer to the £7.2m paid to English football's highest managerial earner, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
I don't mind what group City get at the moment, we've only just won the league, its a reflectively young squad, even younger success wise, i gave us five years to win the league when it all kicked off, they did it in 4. An european games at this point is all experience for the lads, the better the opposition the steeper the learning curve. Chelsea proved last year, the best team on paper, wont always win the trophy in the CL.
We've not signed anyone yet, our stand out story transfer wise this year for me, is Mancini releasing his own kid.. brilliant.