Rodgers hits back at Mancini
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has accused Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini of being disrespectful to his side.
The two Manchester clubs are locked in a battle for the Barclays Premier League title, with City's 1-0 win over United at the Etihad Stadium putting them top on goal difference with two games remaining. Mancini last week said United could beat Swansea 10-0, and followed that up this week by re-iterating that the fixture is an "easy" game for the reigning champions as he seeks to take some of the pressure off his squad. But Rodgers says the Italian has not paid the south Wales club the level of respect they deserve by repeating his attempted mind games. Asked if he thought Mancini's comments were disrespectful, Rodgers said: "I think if you say it more than once it is. "If you look at ourselves and the transition we have made from a Championship club into this level, the players have represented the club incredibly well in terms of the football we have played. Our analysis of our game, the preparation, the detail and commitment have been fantastic. "It certainly won't be an easy game (for United) and I think he knows that. He came here when we won the game 1-0 and we were clearly the better side and that was after Roberto spending about £235million on a team. So I think he knows as well as anyone it won't be an easy game."