Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill has said that he is extremely displeased with the comments made by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
Mancini said that United are certainly the favourites to win the title this season, as they will be facing a number of teams that roll over when they face United.
Mancini was certainly referring to Sunderland after Manchester United have taken points of them on numerous occasions in the past without much trouble. Back then, Sunderland were managed by Steve Bruce – a former protégé of United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Now, they are under the helm of former Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill, who celebrated a famous 1-0 win over United at Old Trafford.
United will be facing Sunderland on the last day of the season. Due to the fact that Sunderland do not have anything to play for in the remainder of the season, they are likely to rest a number of high profile players and utilise some new players.
Mancini criticised this approach by saying that it will help the United win the title more comfortably. O’Neill, though, has suggested that he is extremely displeased with the comments made by the Manchester City manager. He has said that Sunderland will be giving their all against United.
“We have taken four points off Manchester City, but they have actually lost five against us this season. He had obviously forgotten to check the fixtures list properly. I will remember it for the next four years. I don’t have an email address for him, but I really thought about sending him one to tell him to keep an eye on what he says in the future. I don’t know what his insinuation was, but if he had any idea about the league at all he would know that the integrity of the league is pretty good,” O’Neill argued.