Obviously there was no 'source' so it seems more imagination than substance, so don't stick money on it.
"City’s under-performing stars have earmarked Football Development Executive Vieria as the man to get them back on track if the Italian is axed by the club’s Abu Dhabi billionaire owners.
"The team was said to be in shock following Saturday’s shocking 3-1 slump at Southampton, which has virtually wrecked their hopes of retaining the Premier League title.
"And ex-Arsenal icon and French World Cup winner Vieira is said to be the popular choice with the squad, should City’s billionaire choose to act." according to the Daily Star.
Mancini was furious after Saturday’s defeat at Southampton: ‘I am sure we will change that, because I will change players next week.
‘I only want players who are ready for the fight in the last 12 games.
‘I think they understand that they played really bad. It was the worst game in two or three years maybe.
‘We have some players that are not in good form, play really bad without strength and personality.
‘Now we have a 10 per cent (chance) maybe. I don’t think United believe that we can recover 12 points.’