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United are deserving champions - Mancini

Roberto Mancini said that Manchester United deserved to be champions after his Manchester City side lost to Tottenham on Sunday.

Tottenham came from 1-0 down to inflict a 3-1 defeat on Mancini's side which means United can win the title with victory against Aston Villa tonight.

"We don't have a gap [to United]," said Mancini. "The last two or three years every time we have played United, we have played better, also when we have lost the game. We lost in the last minute [earlier in the season].

"Last year we beat them easily. The reason there is a gap like today [in the league] probably there is more attitude, they wanted. They started the season and they wanted to win after last year. There are many reasons why we lose but I repeat, they deserve to win it."

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