Roberto Mancini: "Those were lies reported by the tabloids and photographers who were here, because there was absolutely nothing in the incident.
"We were playing a training match, we were playing in opposing teams, he made a foul and I shoved him and sent him away.
"Mario has improved but I think he won't change at all, he will continue to make faults even when he is 30.
"But the important thing is that he understands that he can and should give more on the field, because the best is expected from a player like him every time."
Source: Manchester City MAD