The only Italian journalist who managed to collar Roberto Mancini before Manchester City’s game at Everton last night asked him what the real story was behind the decision to take a veteran 32-year-old midfielder, David Pizarro, on a free loan from Roma until May. “He’s a big player,” Mancini replied, enigmatically.
Steven Gerrard got things wrong in the Manchester City players’ tunnel last night. He accused Roberto Mancini of attempting to get Liverpool’s Glen Johnson “into trouble” by highlighting the player’s two-footed challenge on Joleon Lescott in the 88th minute of the clubs’ Carling Cup tie.
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