Berlusconi criticises Mancini move


ROME, February 3- AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister who is currently on official business in Jerusalem, has hit out at his club's decision to sign Brazilian winger Mancini on loan from neighbours Inter Milan.
In a shock transfer deadline day move, Milan brought the 29-year-old former AS Roma star across the city, ending an unhapppy 18-month stint in the blue and black half of Milan.

But that move, sanctioned by club vice-president Adriano Galliani, who runs day-to-day business at Milan, has not pleased the owner.

"He hasn’t played much recently, I don’t understand why we signed him," he told reporters in Israel.

"He’s a three-quarter (a player who plays between midfield and attack) and what we really needed was an out-and-out striker."

Milan are currently eight points behind Serie A leaders Inter having been beaten by their fierce rivals 2-0 just 10 days ago.