Gareth Barry offers Roberto Mancini support

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Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has leapt to the defence of under-fire manager Roberto Mancini.

The England international believes the Italian tactician is the right man for the job despite their recent struggles in the Premier League.

The 3-0 home reversal to Arsenal on October 24 was followed by a demoralising 2-1 setback at lowly Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

The Citizens' frustrations were obvious as senior players Vincent Kompany and Emmanuel Adebayor were seen having a heated exchange on the Molineux pitch as tempers flared.

Although Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez are rumoured to be unsettled at Eastlands, Barry insists the club's personnel are striving to get things right and he wants them to grab a positive result in Thursday's Europa League clash at Lech Poznan.

"The truth is that there is a group of players working together, working hard and working for the manager, trying to do the right things. Everyone in that dressing room and that training complex wants to do their best for Manchester City football club," he said.

"As a group of players we let the club and the fans down at Wolves. We are sorry for that but it is only one result and as a team we are now desperate to put that right.

"The best way of doing that is on the pitch with wins, starting on Thursday in the Europa League."

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