Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has called on his strike force to rediscover their scoring touch in the Manchester derby, the
The quartet of Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli have failed to fire in the manner they did last season, with City having scored an extra seven goals at this point last season, when City were five points clear of Manchester United, rather than three points adrift. That is despite City being the only undefeated team in the Premier League ahead of the first meeting this season between the sides.
Having spent by the Mirror’s reckoning £100m on the four players, Mancini has publically admitted he expects them each to be more prolific. Edin Dzeko has seven goals in 22 games, while Carlos Tevez has managed eight goals in 21 games and Sergio Aguero has seven in 18. Mario Balotelli, meanwhile, has three goals in 17 appearances.
Mancini said: “The problem for us now is to improve our strikers. You can always have one striker who has a difficult time in the season. But at the moment we have four strikers who can’t score. But this can change, maybe against United, and afterwards it will be OK.”
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