Roberto Mancini Has Been Manchester City's Biggest Disappointment This Season

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Roberto Mancini Has Been Manchester City's Biggest Disappointment This Season
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Manchester City are not playing well. Despite being second in the Premier League on 25 points after 11 rounds of games, the Citizens have so far flattered to deceive.

The reason for this malaise falls at the feet at just one man—Roberto Mancini.

Credit where it is due, last season, Mancini did fantastically well to guide City to their first league title in 44 years.

On the way to that elusive title, they played with the imagination, fearlessness and honesty that we associate with all great champions, and they deservedly won the league.

This season, something has changed.

The same panache and vigour is no longer evident. City seem to be a team playing with the weight of the world on their shoulders, and their lacklustre performances are direct and irrefutable evidence.

Team and player performance has dropped from the levels expected, and for this—the buck stops with the manager.

As with any change in performance, the malaise has a number of reasons.

Here, Bleacher Report looks at the main reasons why Roberto Mancini has been Manchester City's biggest disappointment so far this season. 

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