City boss wants rivalry to continue to invigorate United's manager
Roberto Mancini is looking forward to a long
rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson and hopes Manchester City's success can
continue to provoke the Manchester United boss' fighting spirit.
City on Sunday won their first top-flight title in 44 years after a
remarkable day of drama as their 3-2 last-gasp win over QPR snatched
the Premier League trophy out of the hands of United.2 minutes saw the title elude the 19time champions thanks to great heroics from strikers Dzeko and Aguero.
It was a heart-breaking and nerve wrecking end to the season for United and their fans(still perplexed as me), but manager
Ferguson has relished the season-long battle with City and has
previously said the rivalry with his club's derby neighbours has made
him feel younger than his 70 years.
Some have questioned whether the time might be approaching for
Ferguson to retire, but the Scot has insisted he is going nowhere, and
Mancini is relishing the prospect of continuing to lock horns.
Mancini: Title is for the fans
"Fergie said he's too young to retire; we're happy he has three years left," the City boss is quoted as saying in The Guardian.
"I hope we can continue to win. In two or three years, maybe he can have 10 years less (age-wise)."
Mancini is now also targeting a legacy of trophies at City and turning the club into an established silverware-winning force.
"We are happy, because we won this trophy after 44 years," he said.
"We changed the history of this club by beating a strong team like United. Now I hope we can continue to win."
Source: Sky Sports
Below are some clips from the thrilling game at the Etihad