Mario Balotelli admits he will miss Manchester City after his deadline-day move to AC Milan but the Italian on Friday took a firm swipe at English culture.

The 22-year-old completed his move from the Etihad Stadium to the San Siro on Thursday, and speaking at a press conference on Friday Balotelli pulled no punches over his turbulent two-and-a-half-year stint away from his homeland.

He said: "I have to say thanks to all the City fans because they've been very nice to me and they always supported me in the good and in the bad moments. And I have to thank my team-mates, and the manager. Everything else, I'm happy that I left England.

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