Manchester City gunning for all four trophies

Manchester City coach David Platt has revealed that Roberto Mancini wants to win all four competitions this season, and is focussed on beating Wolves in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

The Etihad Stadium outfit destroyed cross-town rivals United 6-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday, giving them a five point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Given the amount of money spent on the playing staff, the Italian coach is eyeing an unprecedented quadruple sweep of all tournaments this campaign.

“Immediately when the players came back into the dressing room, straight away there’s a euphoria,” Platt told Mirror Football.

“It’s bound to be like that, not just because of who it was against or the scoreline, but because of where we are in the table.

“But it’s only after nine games and the manager straight away in his media interviews and in the dressing room said it’s three points like any other game.

“At the back of the manager’s mind, he does not want to let anything take away his focus on what is next in hand and that is preparing for our Carling Cup tie. There will be changes, but that’s not to say we don’t give this tie equal treatment in terms of every game we go into.

“The manager is someone who wants to win all four trophies,” he concluded.

City take on Wolves twice in four days, as Mick McCarthy’s men also travel to the Etihad Stadium in the league on Saturday.

By Gareth McKnight