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.”