Man City boss urges Ireland to move on

Ireland has been expected to join Aston Villa as part of the deal that would see James Milner move to Eastlands.

“Stephen Ireland is a good player but he has been here all his life and he needs to change,” said Mancini.

“Sometimes it can happen that a player stays with the same squad for 15 years and plays well but a moment arrives when he needs to change.

“Now is time for him. I really think he can improve.”