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Roberto Mancini: 'Teams play Manchester United with too much fear'

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini on the touchline during the match against rivals Manchester United on December 9, 2012
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Roberto Mancini believes that Manchester United have an advantage in the title race as teams are too scared when they face the Red Devils.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes that Manchester United have had an advantage in the Premier League title race because their opponents play with too much fear.

Last season's title winners are 15 points adrift of the Red Devils in second place, and could drop back to 18 points if they lose in tonight's derby at Old Trafford.

The Italian boss believes that his arch rivals are leading by a large margin due to other teams being too "soft" in their approach to matches against the North West outfit.

"No-one plays well against United because they only play with fear," ESPN quotes Mancini as saying.

"Every team that plays against United plays very soft because they think this game is difficult, they can't beat them.

"If you play strong against United, you can beat them, like you can beat us."

Tonight's clash is the first time that City have played at Old Trafford in the league since last season's 6-1 victory over United.

Manachester United manager Alex Ferguson and Manchester City Roberto Mancini shakes hands before kick off on December 9, 2012
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