Ferguson had said “City are very difficult to beat on their own ground and obviously they set their stall out.”
Mancini hit back though, citing fatigue as the reason for his tactics. “When you play every three days the players can get tired. It’s not easy playing every three days and then having a game like that. We wanted to win but I would prefer to have one point rather than zero points, which is what we got from this game last season.