04 Feb '12, 10am

Signing Owen Hargreaves for Man City was a mistake, admits Mancini #MCFC

MANCHESTER - Roberto Mancini has admitted that the gamble on signing Owen Hargreaves has not paid off, confirming what many suspected to be the case, when David Pizarro was brought in from Italy as cover, that the midfielder is still not fit enough to resume his career and now seems unlikely to find a significant role with the club. The injury-plagued former England player has made only four appearances since signing on a one-year deal last summer, his two starts both coming in the Carling Cup. "We took a gamble on Owen because he was such a fantastic player," the City manager said. "We thought we could try to get him fit in two or three months and then he would be able to play. But it hasn't worked out quite like that. "When you have a player who hasn't played for two years and he starts to train every day there are small problems all the time. Problems in the knees or th...

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