Mancini has shown strength of character, says Sir Alex

Manchester United boss full of praise for the way Mancini has handled the Tévez situation

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Ferguson believes City boss deserves praise for his handling of controversy Photo: The Sport Review

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Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini’s “strength of character” following the Carlos Tévez controversy on Tuesday.

The Argentina international allegedly refused to play against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and the striker has since been suspended for two weeks by City pending a full investigation.

“I think that Roberto Mancini has come out and shown his strength of character, his strength of management and I think that is important,” said Ferguson.

“We have all experienced our own difficulties in management and you cope with it as best as you can. In my own experience strong management is important and there is nobody more important than the manager at a football club.”

Meanwhile, Mancini on Friday insisted that Tévez’s alleged refusal to play was “not my problem” and refused to answer questions on the situation.

“It is finished,” said Mancini. “I am the manager, our focus is regarding the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup.

“Other things – it is not my problem.”

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