Sergio Aguero can net 30 goals this season, says Roberto Mancini

Manchester City manager is backing the 23-year-old Argentina striker to reach 30 goals in his first season in England

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Manchester City's Serigo Agüero has scored 13 league goals so far this term PA Photos

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Roberto Mancini is hoping Sergio Aguero will continue his impressive start to life in the Premier League and net at least 30 goals in his first season at Manchester City.

The 23-year-old Argentina international has seamlessly slotted into Mancini’s first team and has already netted 15 goals for the Eastlands outfit – and Mancini is backing the £38m striker to continue his prolific form in the second half of the season.

Mancini said: “I hope Sergio can score 30 goals. It is the same for Edin [Dzeko] and Mario [Balotelli]. If they scored 50 goals between them it would be good for us.

“Sergio is very strong physically. He is not tall but his strength is amazing. Also, he has always scored goals in every championship. For this reason I don’t think he has had any problems.

“He is still only young and maybe now his value is even more because he has scored 15 goals in three or four months.

“He has the confidence to score even more but what is important at the moment is that he has improved our team.”

Mancini’s City will look to cement their place at the top of the Premier League table with victory at West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

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