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Mancini still unhappy with Kompany

Created on 01 Apr., 2013 10:10 AM GMT

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has reiterated his disappointment with defender Vincent Kompany.

The centre-back captained Belgium to a 1-0 World Cup qualification victory over Macedonia and was publicly criticised by the City manager for choosing to play for his country soon after recovering from a calf problem.

Mancini and Kompany then appeared to ignore each other when the 26-year-old was substituted during City's 4-0 victory against Newcastle on Saturday.

Asked if the two had spoken since the disagreement, Mancini told reporters: "No, for what? Vinny knows that his behaviour was not good."

But the former Inter Milam manager denied there was a rift between the pair after reports had said Kompany had reacted badly to Mancini's comments to the media.

Asked why they appeared to ignore each other as Kompany left the field, Mancini said: "I was happy because he played well. Kompany didn't have any problem."

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