City’s Balotelli smoke alarm sets off Man Utd

Striker once again in ‘trouble’ with Mancini

After the move of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal to Manchester United, one thing is clear in the Premier League – there is no line in the sand.

That an Arsenal captain would switch to United a few seasons ago was unthinkable.

That United would bid for one was also considered pretty far out.

It happened, now, anyone is fair game.

This is why more than one club will be tracking Manchester City’s bad boy - Mario Balotelli.

City manager Roberto Mancini has possibly the best track record in getting the best out of Balotelli, but that patience may be coming to an end. No, not for Mancini, but for Balotelli.

He has been through Jose Mourinho, now Mancini and that leaves only one more manager who would dare – Sir Alex Ferguson.

According to The Sun,  Balotelli’s smoking habit is a source of irritation to the management.

Mancini said: “If he smokes 10 cigarettes a day and scores two goals every game it is better.

"But I don’t like to smoke. If he wants to smoke it is his problem for his life.”

Mad Mario’s rollercoaster form could be another source of worry for the Etihad.

United and the other Premier League clubs would have to watch this one.




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