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Mancini: Ferguson needed seven years to create Manchester United masterpiece

Roberto Mancini says that while he did not expect did not expect to find life so difficult at Inter, he says he just needs time and patience to restore the club to their former glory, pointing out that Alex Ferguson needed seven years to create his Manchester United "masterpiece".

The coach won three Serie A titles (one of which was awarded retrospectively due to the fallout from the Calciopoli refereeing scandal) and two Coppa Italia crowns during his first stint at San Siro between 2004 and 2008 but he has struggled since returning last November following the dismissal of Walter Mazzarri.

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