Roberto Mancini says Manchester City are trying to spend less money

Roberto Mancini looks on before the Premier League match at Queens Park Rangers
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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says he is already working on his summer transfer targets and insists the club are trying to spend less money.

Mancini also reiterated his view that Robin van Persie has made the difference in the title race after the Dutch striker opted to join United rather than City last summer. The City boss added: "United improved their team and bought important players. "They bought Van Persie, who has scored important goals. That's why they've won this title, not because they've played better than us. "United are a good team but Van Persie has made a difference. They have good players, they have Rooney, Nani, Valencia, six or seven good strikers, and they've bought Van Persie who has scored 23 goals in total for them. "Last year, in the end we won on goal difference. We deserved to win the title but we won on goal difference. "But if we have the same team and instead you put Van Persie and Shinji Kagawa in United's team...We made a mistake. It can happen. We can't be perfect."

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