Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again declared he never insulted coach Roberto Mancini after he was substituted during Sunday's victory over Palermo.

Ibra was replaced by Hernan Crespo in the 79th minute and lip-readers claim that he mouthed: "I hope he really does leave," as he walked off.

However, the Swede insists: "I expressed my disappointment at the substitution and the chances I missed, but I never said anything inconsiderate to the Coach."