Man City owners still have faith in Roberto Mancini, insists David Platt

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt insists Roberto Mancini still has the support of the club's owners and fans

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Roberto Mancini's side are 15 points behind leaders Manchester United Photo: Back Page Images

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Roberto Mancini still has the support of the Manchester City owners and supporters, according to the Italian’s assistant manager David Platt.

The Citizens fell a mammoth 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United on Saturday after losing to Everton before the Red Devils beat Reading.

City only have the FA Cup to focus on as Mancini looks to win a piece of silverware for the third successive season after claiming the league title last term.

And the former England international backed the 48-year-old to reverse City’s ailing fortunes and get the club back to winning ways.

“There is an appreciation of Roberto from the supporters and the owners,” said Platt.

“The expectancy levels of Roberto Mancini are a lot higher than what people think. If people want to talk about rumours and negatives that is up to them. We can’t stop that.

“If people want to do things like that, they can. All I know is that during his career he has won things.

“That is what his focus, desire and intensity is about.

“He won’t want stop wanting to win things. He will regroup from this and by the time we play Newcastle he will have 100% focus.”

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