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Mancini plays mind games with United for title

Roberto Mancini rates Norwich a tougher game than playing champions elect Manchester United?

He cannot be serious ... Man City manager Roberto Mancini has raised a few eyebrows when he claimed Saturday's trip to Norwich City will be harder than the derby clash with Manchester United later this month.

City cut United's lead at the top to five points in midweek and will slash it to two if it wins at Carrow Road.

However, Mancini is wary about the trip to East Anglia which comes just three days after the win over West Bromwich Albion.

"United is easy," he said.

"We could lose or we could win but it is an easy game. Against United or Chelsea, our concentration will be 100 per cent.

"Norwich will be really tough because we have only had two days to recover after West Brom."

It seemed Mancini had his tongue firmly lodged in his cheek as he delivered the comments.

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