Sinclair criticises former Man City boss Mancini

Scott Sinclair has revealed he asked former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini why he was signed from Swansea City if he had no intention of allowing him to appear for the former Premier League champions, Sky Sports has reported.

Sinclair, who completed a loan move to West Brom earlier in August, joined City in a transfer worth just over £6m last summer but found playing time hard to come by under the Italian, eventually recording 190 minutes of action in the whole of the league campaign. Sinclair says he questioned Mancini on why he wasn’t more involved, but the ex-Inter boss couldn’t offer an answer.

I even asked him, ‘Why did you bring me in if you’re not going to give me a chance? You’ve given me no game time to show what I’m about’,” Sinclair said. “And he couldn’t really answer the question.

As a player, if you’re not getting a chance to play, then you are going to see the manager and ask him what is needed. So I did see him a few times, and we had our differences, but that’s football.

Sinclair continued: “Not being given an opportunity to play was frustrating, but that was the choice I made, I never kicked up a fuss. All I could do was put my head down and train every day.

The former Chelsea winger moved to City after helping Swansea to promotion to the Premier League and a solid first season in the top flight. And he admitted his City experience has soured him on so-called big clubs. “I definitely would think twice about doing it at this stage of my career.

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