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Mancini calls for more screening

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has demanded twice yearly medical screenings for Barclays Premier League players after admitting he was worried not enough is being done to protect them.

There has been no further update on the condition of Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba since Monday night, when it was confirmed the 23-year-old was able to answer questions and speak in both French and English. Mancini was relieved at the latest bulletin but cannot understand how the Premier League has allowed a situation that puts the safety of players at risk.

"I was really worried on Sunday," the Italian said. "Today I have read he has improved and I am very happy for him and his family. But if you want to know my opinion, it is that here in England, the best championship in the world, everything is fantastic. But we need to improve the medical side for the players."

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