Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini knows Adam Johnson can make life difficult for his side as he returns to the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

Mancini often tipped Johnson for big things after signing him for £7million in 2010 but the winger grew frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities and joined Sunderland in August.

Mancini said: "I hope he can have a good game on Saturday because I like Adam, I think he is a really good player."

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