Mancini handed injury worry
Manchester City have been handed a pre-season injury blow after captain Vincent Kompany suffered a suspected hamstring injury.
The Belgium international defender was forced off during the second half of City's goalless friendly encounter with German side Dynamo Dresden on Tuesday evening. And, while it is not certain how serious the injury is, Kompany could be sidelined for several weeks if he has suffered a torn hamstring and that will make him a doubt for the start of the new Premier League season in a month's time. A strong City line-up featuring the likes of Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero failed to take their chances against Dresden in the encounter. Vladimir Weiss came closest to breaking the deadlock on the hour mark while trialist striker Mario Jelavic looked to impress boss Roberto Mancini with an energetic second-half display. Meanwhile, Mancini has told his players to forget last season's Premier League title win and concentrate on the difficult task of trying to defend the trophy. "We did a good job for the last two years and I hope we can do a better one in the next five," Mancini told City TV. "But we cannot rest or start thinking that because we won the title that we are the best. It is more difficult to win the title when you are defending champions. "We start again as if from nothing - we must forget that we won the title. Every team will want to beat us and we must work harder than ever."