Personally, I think some City fans actually underestimate Maicon and his abilities. He's been at the top of his game for so long now at the very highest level, surely he has qualities. Many seem to think that because Bale got the better of him in one game that that makes the player. Well look what he did to Bale at the weekend....! need I say any more ? Give him time to adjust to the pace of the Premier league and you'll see why Mancini bought him.