However, Milner could have a part to play in the home match against West Ham on Sunday after some comforting words from Mancini.
"James is disappointed he has not played in the last two games, but I trust James," Mancini said. "He is an incredible midfielder.
"I think he can improve a lot, but for this we have time next year. Now we have another five games and the final and he will be an important player in this time."