Martin Petrov makes his first return to Eastlands since being allowed to leave City in the summer.
The winger, who joined Bolton on a free transfer, has been pretty vociferous over his treatment at Eastlands and in particular by Roberto Mancini and will feel he has a point to prove to Mancini and the Eastlands crowd in Saturday’s clash.
No sooner had he walked through the Reebok doors, the Bulgarian launched his first attack on the blues, claiming there was no trust at City and that the people at Eastlands were becoming “more good than bad.”
And just a few weeks following his outburst, Petrov claimed compatriot Dimitar Berbatov was right to snub City in 2008. “If he had wanted the money I am sure he would have gone to City, but look at what he has achieved with United,” raved the winger.
And now the Bulgarian claims City treated him like a child under Mancini and his predecessor Mark Hughes. “It was frustrating, but not because I didn’t play. The worst thing is the communication with the players, moans Petrov. “I am 31 years old and I felt like I was 13 there. Nobody spoke with me about my situation.”
Some sections of the City faithful will no doubt be communicating very well with Petrov on Saturday.
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