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Ancelotti backs ‘Super Mario’ for United switch


By Ross Mackiewicz.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes that Mario Balotelli would be ideal for Manchester United. The 19 year old Inter Milan star has been linked with United’s local rivals Manchester City for the past few weeks after Roberto Mancini publically expressed his admiration for the talented youngster. However it has now emerged that The Red Devils are also in the hunt according to Balotelli’s agent.

Ancelotti who managed AC Milan countless times against The Nerazzurri during his time in Italy is a keen admirer himself of the gifted Italian. He believes that his abilities may excel more so in The Premier League than they currently do in Serie A.

“They (United) are a team with great tradition, which helps that type of player. Here, the environment is different and I think a player with his character could find it better than in Italy.” He told SkySport24.

“It’s difficult to find a player so young with his quality, and England has a lack of players at that level.”

The Chelsea boss was also asked if he would like to coach Balotelli where he responded by saying “Yes.” Surely this will now spark whispers of a potential move to Stamford Bridge.

Known as “Super Mario” by his peers, Balotelli has endured an indifferent rein at the San Siro where his personality seemed to constantly clash with former coach Jose Mourinho. This also sparked unrest within the Inter camp as Captain Javier Zanetti along with Marco Materrazzi publically criticised the Under-21 international for his lack of professionalism.

He has netted 28 goals in 86 appearances for the Italian giant’s as well as contributing with 14 assists.

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