See, I'm not sure if this is true. Let's be honest. At 8 points up in April, everyone thought the league was over. All the pressure was taken off City due to that gap and the losses they suffered. I don't think Mancini was originally playing mind games. I think he honestly believed it was over. He sounded like a defeated man. As they steadily got back into it, he started to play the mind games and I do give him credit for the win against United and the win against Newcastle. Not the QPR one though. If I was a United fan or associate, I would want to know what the hell QPR were playing at towards the end of the game. They simply stopped playing because the Bolton result filtered through.
Still doesn't sit right with me, however much sky sports tried/try to hide it. Mike Dean blew the final whistle 2 mins early as well. Very unlikely that QPR would have equalised but they should have at least attempted to. A bit similar to the Blackburn vs Man Utd game at the end of the previous season. Man U needed 1 point to secure the title and Rovers were happy with a point in their fight against relegation so it was just Portugal vs Mexico for the last 20 minutes . The thing is with that though, Blackburn actually had something to lose. I guess Man Utd deserve it though
Expected line up. Would have loved to see RDM hand BOSSCAR his first league start though as it seems Mata needs a rest. Maybe he wants Mata and Hazard to get clicking real quick because it will be pivotal for us. Would also like to see Studge get more playing time, maybe a partnership with Torres upfront I don't really know but somehow he should get more minutes. Don't see Essien coming on today though seeing BOSSCAR pretty much a confirmed sub, with Studge and MRLSH both ahead of him in the pecking order unless there's an injury or something.
The team should get clicking by now. My prediction is a 3 - 0 win for us. to get on the score sheet.