Alan Shearer: "Manchester City must keep faith with Roberto Mancini"

City boss Roberto Mancini smiles at the final whistle after a win over United on April 8, 2013
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Alan Shearer believes that Manchester City have to stick by manager Roberto Mancini despite his failure to retain the Premier League title this season.

Former England striker Alan Shearer believes that Manchester City have to stick by manager Roberto Mancini.

The Italian has come under fire this season following his side's exit from the Champions League and failure to compete with rivals Manchester United in the Premier League.

Shearer wrote in his column in The Sun: "Mancini will know what it needs to make City bounce back. The mistakes of last summer will not be made again.

"They will come back stronger. City are building something still and to change the manager who has done so much to start it all would be wrong.

"Unless they want to be regarded in the same vein as Chelsea, whose knees jerk at the slightest slip-up, they need to keep faith with Mancini."

City all but conceded the title to United following their defeat on Sunday to Tottenham Hotspur.

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