City ace told to keep focus
Published 13/03/2010 | 05:00
SHAUN Wright-Phillips has been told to focus on his game and voice any concerns on his Manchester City future directly to manager Roberto Mancini after going public on his desire for a pay rise.
The England midfielder, who has over two years to run on his current £60,000-per-week contract, signed when arriving at City from Chelsea in August 2008, has complained about a lack of progress on his demands for a new deal, despite being offered terms that would secure him a £70,000-a-week contract until beyond his 32nd birthday.
Wright-Phillips' adoptive father, Ian Wright, suggested last week that City were "mugging off" the 28-year-old, an outburst that has only served to turn many City fans against the previously popular Wright-Phillips.