Roberto Mancini hints at Scott Sinclair departure

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has hinted that winger Scott Sinclair's future could lie away from the club.

The 24-year-old has started just three games for City since his £6.2m move from Swansea last August.

Mancini accepts he has not given the player much opportunity and could understand if he was frustrated.

"This situation with Sinclair is difficult because I didn't give him a lot of chances to play," he said.

Sinclair, who has made 15 appearances in total for City this season, has been linked with a return to Swansea ahead of City's Premier League trip to the Liberty Stadium this weekend.

And Mancini added: "He is very unlucky. It is my fault, not his fault. A young player like Scott who is a good player deserves to play always.

"For him, it was a really difficult year this year. I think it is better if he can have another solution.

"If he stays here, maybe, everything can change but I can understand his frustration in this moment because he didn't play a lot of games."