Date: 20th October 2010 at 4:37pm
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Much is being made of the possibility of Roberto Mancini orchestrating a move for the want-away Wayne Rooney.

Many see Manchester City as the only club out there who has the financial clout to satisfy Rooney`s request for a move and also satisfying his apparent desire to remain in the north-west.

But, ahead of Manchester City`s dalliance with Europa League football on Thursday night, Mancini, when pressed on the situation gave very little away other than to suggest that Rooney, when the dust settles, will be going nowhere.

This is what the Italian had to say about a possible move for Rooney,

“There has been no contact. He`s a great player but it`s not my problem. I`m concentrating on tomorrow`s match.”

“He is an important player for United and I think he will stay.”

“I have respect for him, for Ferguson, for United. I want to speak only about my players.”


I wonder if Mancini is any good at poker!

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