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12/04/2012 10:26

Papers: Mancini mind games

Martin Blackburn in The Sun writes..
Mancini: We can't win title

Roberto Mancini cranked up the mind games after Manchester City roared back into the title race.  Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez both hit goals as City ran riot against Baggies. Aguero’s double helped City cut United’s lead at the top to just five points but Mancini still insisted his side will not finish as champions. He said: "United are a fantastic team and I don’t think they can lose five points. For us it’s important and they have a fantastic spirit. I think five points is too much. It is still important for us to finish the season well. This is the best season for 50 years and I am proud of the players. It was an important win because West Brom are a good team with a good manager and for that reason it was difficult."

The newspapers take the opportunity to suggest the title race is back on, despite Mancini's comments, following United's surprise loss at Wigan.

The Daily Mirror claims Juventus are lining up a summer bid for United skipper Nemanja Vidic and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. The report acknowledges that it is "hard to believe" Sir Alex Ferguson would sell his captain.

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