Roberto Mancini has said that Manchester City will need three or four more players if they are to retain their Premier League crown and win the Champions League this season. But while he’s throwing wads of cash around in the transfer market Mancini might be missing a key player who spent most of last season sat next to him.
David Platt has been City’s first team coach since 2010 after a sparkling career at club and international level. On a recent tour of Malaysia Platt got involved in a 5-a-side training session and showed he’s still got what it takes on the pitch.
Watched by star players like Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez, Platt executed a perfect bicycle-kick that would have the City strikers worried for their place.
Mancini’s side are 6/5 favourites to win the Premier League this season and 7/1 to take the Champions League with Paddy Power. They are 50/1 to complete the treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.
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