25 Oct 2011

City boss claims United still the best

1:43 pm on 25 October 2011

The Manchester City football manager Roberto Mancini says Manchester United are still better than their neighbours, despite his side's 6-1 thumping of the defending champions to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

It will take City winning a first league title since 1968 to convince the Italian otherwise even if yesterday's thrashing of their more decorated rivals had counterpart Alex Ferguson bemoaning "the worst result in his history".

Mancini's men inflicted a first Old Trafford defeat on their hosts for 18 months, making a mockery of the glittering home record that formed the backbone of last season's record 19th league title.

Two goals apiece from Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko, as well as strikes from David Silva and Sergio Aguero, sent City on their way to a famous win as one of the most keenly awaited Manchester derbies in years lived up to its billing.

City have now scored a massive 33 goals in nine league games as this season's more attacking approach has paid off.

Three of their strikers -- Aguero, Dzeko and Balotelli -- are among the league's top five scorers.