City's brilliance is down to me says Mancini

FORMER Manchester City manager roberto Mancini (right) believes much of the team's brilliance this season is due to his work over the past three years.

Mancini guided City to Premier League and FA Cup success before being sacked last May. Under his successor Manuel Pellegrini, City have gone on to become one of the most exhilarating sides in Europe.

City have scored 106 goals already this season and they remain in contention to win four trophies.

Mancini, who spent three-and-a-half years in charge at the Etihad Stadium, told BBC World Service: "I'm happy with what I did in Manchester. "I'm happy that now

Manchester City is one of the best teams in England because I built this team. "I am very happy with all these players. I am happy with my job and I love Manchester City supporters. I had a fantastic experience. "The players that score the goals are players that I bought - (Sergio) Aguero, (Edin) Dzeko, Yaya (Toure), (David) Silva, (Samir) Nasri. "I think Pellegrini is doing a good job but what Manchester City is doing now we did three years ago. It's the same."


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