Vieira headed to Manchester City

MILAN: Patrick Vieira has played his final match with Inter Milan and is planning a return to England with Manchester City.

The former Arsenal midfielder wants to cement his place on France’s World Cup squad and is counting on new City manager—and former Inter coach—Roberto Mancini for help.

Vieira told Canal Plus that it was “important for me is to go to Manchester City, to show the coach that I am the same as I was during the time when he was at Inter.”

The 33-year-old Vieira has played in 12 of 18 Serie A matches this season and appeared for only 23 minutes during Inter’s six Champions League group games.