Yet there is still plenty to play for at Old Trafford, with United looking to move closer to confirming their title triumph and City desperate to inflict a bloody nose on their bitter rivals. “We don't deserve to stay 15 points behind United,” said Mancini. “I don't know at this moment what my approach will be. To play there is difficult but there is not a big difference between us and them."
With the title gone, Mancini has set his sights on finishing second place and winning the FA Cup -- his team face Chelsea in the semi-finals at Wembley next Sunday.
Balotelli finedMilan: AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli was fined for smoking in a train toilet and suspended for a needless yellow card. Balotelli, who has scored seven goals since his move from City, also threw a tantrum at the end of the 2-2 draw against Fiorentina after he was involved in an altercation with rival goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.
Liverpool heldLondon: Liverpool's bid for a European berth faltered on Saturday as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to West Ham United in the Premier League.
The result meant Brendan Rodgers' side remained in seventh place, six points below the European qualifying places.
Chelsea winLondon: Chelsea came from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and deny Paolo Di Canio a sensational start in his first game as EPL manager. Chelsea’s victory, in a game that witnessed two own goals, saw them climb above both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur into third place.