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Manchester City reveal why Robinho went back to Brazil

Maybe you weren’t aware that Robinho did not with the Manchester City side last week. And if you knew, then maybe you didn’t know why.

But now City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed that the former Real Madrid player flew home to his native Brazil for family reasons – though he will be available for today’s Premier League match against Wigan Athletic.

Hughes said: ”Robinho has had a lot going on around him. He had issues back home that needed resolving and it was about clearing his mind.

‘’He’s back fit and well now, has trained this morning and will play on Sunday. He’s had a period in his personal life and football life where big decisions have been made and he needed some time out. It would have been a big ask for him to play in midweek and then again at the weekend.’’

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