THE Manchester derby may have been mad on and off the field, but the best side won.
The worrying thing for the rest of the Premier League is that neither United nor City is playing that well and they are already points clear of the rest. It says a lot about the standard of the league this season.
If I was Roberto Mancini, I’d be telling Mario Balotelli to start packing his bags because the minute the transfer window opens in January, he will be on his way.
Balotelli didn’t try a leg on Sunday. And if you aren’t going to try a leg in your home derby, then you are never going to.
When Balotelli was subbed, he went straight down the tunnel. Can you imagine one of David Moyes’s or Sir Alex Ferguson’s players doing that? They’d go absolutely mental. And I hope Mancini went mental.
I’ve always said Balotelli can be Super Mario or Stupid Mario. Now, though, he’s simply Not Bothered Mario.