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Mancini challenges Rodwell to develop at City

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned new signing Jack Rodwell he must improve to play at the highest level.

City announced on Sunday they had agreed a fee with Everton, believed to be around 18 million pounds, to lure the 21-year-old to the Etihad Stadium.

But speaking after City's 3-2 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Villa Park, Mancini described Rodwell as a player for the future who must get used to competing for trophies.

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freeduck3566d ago

"It's the first time he'll play to win things."

A little potshot at Everton :P